Sanctioned Chinese companies with links to the ruling Communist party have pocketed tens of thousands of pounds of taxpayer cash through a UK asset mining scheme, The Mail on Sunday may disclosure.
Controversial companies are blacklisted by the US over fears they have contributed to the persecution of Uighur Muslims taking money from the UK Government to pay their employees during national time close the door.
Companies blacklisted by the US over fears they contribute to the persecution of Uighur Muslims taking money from the UK government to pay their staff during the shutdown
Chinese surveillance company Hikvision has demanded more than £10,000 from the Treasury, but insists it has returned it. Photo: Hikvision security camera file outside a store in Beijing
The companies, including China Mobile, are said to have major security concerns due to their alleged links to the Communist regime, a claim denied by their bosses.
Although China Mobile is subject to an investment ban in the US, the UK Government has not imposed similar restrictive measures.
It means the company, which has offices in London, was able to claim a larger sum, using taxpayers’ money to pay workers 80% of their ordinary income up to a maximum of 2,500. pounds per month.
Chinese surveillance company Hikvision has also demanded more than £10,000 from the Treasury, but insists it has returned it.
Last night, critics called for a thorough examination of the emergency Covid plan.
Sam Goodman, senior policy adviser with the UK-based pressure group Hong Kong Watch, said: ‘These payments show an urgent need for a check on the Job Retention Plan. Coronavirus to reveal the extent to which foreign companies are subject to investment sanctions or bans. profit from the plan. ‘