U.S. imposes Venezuela-related sanctions targeting Chinese firm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on Chinese firm China National Electronics Import & Export Corporation (CEIEC), accusing it of supporting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s efforts to undermine democracy.

The U.S. Treasury Department in a statement said the Chinese company supported the leftist government of Maduro in its β€œefforts to restrict internet service and conduct digital surveillance and cyber operations against political opponents.”

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