Below the surface of the South China Sea, Chinese firms use Western technology for possible dual-use projects, including for seabed observation and the laying of undersea cables, Kharon found.
Military and everyday civilian life intertwine in Sansha City, the southernmost prefecture-level city in China, which has jurisdiction over the islands claimed by Beijing in the disputed South China Sea.
PT Bukit Muria Jaya, an Indonesia-based global supplier of cigarette paper products, settled allegations that the company had deceived U.S. banks into processing sales of its goods to North Korean firms.
The U.S. Treasury Department last week sanctioned several more people and companies involved in a plot led by a Ukrainian lawmaker to interfere in the U.S. presidential election.
Western companies have supplied China as it militarizes the South China Sea, which goes beyond a series of disputed islands and involves an array of infrastructure, security and energy projects in the sea itself, Kharon found.
The U.S. State Department on Wednesday announced sanctions on the former secretary general of Kata’ib Hizballah (KH), an Iran-backed Iraqi militia, as the Trump administration makes a series of counterterrorism moves during its final days in office.
The U.S. on Wednesday banned imports of all cotton and tomato products produced in the Xinjiang region of China, citing indications of forced and prison labor.
A North Korean foundation reported to be a slush fund for the leadership in Pyongyang is financed by individuals with extensive commercial ties to Western companies, Kharon found.
The U.S. Treasury Department on Friday sanctioned Falih al-Fayyadh, a former Iraqi national security adviser, over his role in human rights abuses, including his oversight of the violent suppression of protesters in 2019.
The U.S. Treasury Department late last year sanctioned Iran-based Pakistani businessman Yousef Ali Muraj, saying he was involved in efforts to coordinate, plan and execute operations for Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF).