Picture of Hikvision cameras in an electronic mall in Beijing on May 24, 2019. - Shares in two top Chinese surveillance firms plunged on May 22 following reports Washington is considering banning them from buying US components, just as the blacklisting of telecoms giant Huawei fanned their escalating tech war. (Photo by FRED DUFOUR / AFP)

Chinese surveillance giant Hikvision stockpiles crucial parts to guard against potential US ban

  • Hikvision reported a 90 per cent surge in stockpiles of components in the past six months
  • Hikvision says it takes time to change suppliers and organise alternatives
Topic |   Surveillance

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Picture of Hikvision cameras in an electronic mall in Beijing on May 24, 2019. - Shares in two top Chinese surveillance firms plunged on May 22 following reports Washington is considering banning them from buying US components, just as the blacklisting of telecoms giant Huawei fanned their escalating tech war. (Photo by FRED DUFOUR / AFP)
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