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Danish pension fund blacklists Chinese surveillance firm

Akademikerpension has sold its securities in the Chinese Hikvision, which also goes on the pension company's exclusion list. "Hikvision contributes to human rights violations, and although the company promises improvements, it cannot document this," says Akademikerpension CEO.

Photo: Mark Schiefelbein/AP/Ritzau Scanpix

Danish pension fund Akademikerpension has opted to exclude the Chinese firm Hikvision, which manufactures surveillance equipment, from its portfolio, which the pension company announces in a press statement.

Hikvision will be added to Akademikerpension's exclusion list, since the Chinese enterprise has still not produced a report, which it had promised to deliver in 2019. The report is meant to shed light on the company's role and handling of human rights in the Chinese province Xinjiang.

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