Daniel Sinclair @_DanielSinclair Building for young people. Not reading @danielsunread. Lurking behind likes and thinking about social media, communication, & China. Sep. 08, 2019 1 min read

If this act were to pass, it's also worth noting how it may impact the Chinese tech ecosystem IPOing in Hong Kong.

It specifically calls out Sharp Eyes, Skynet, Integrated Joint Operations Platform, and mass surveillance, predictive policing, and social credit at large.

Here's HRW's report on the Integrated Joint Operations Platform.  https://www.hrw.org/video-photos/interactive/2019/05/02/china-how-mass-surveillance-works-xinjiang 

Megvii for example is IPOing in Hong Kong. What may that mean for these potential imposed import/export restrictions?  https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/26/alibaba-backed-chinese-ai-firm-megvii-files-for-hong-kong-ipo.html 

In May, the Treasury department was considering blacklisting Megvii, Dahua, Hikvision, Meiya Pico, and Iflytek in the same manner as Huawei.  https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-05-22/trump-weighs-blacklisting-two-chinese-surveillance-companies 

I still believe CFIUS has not been nearly as aggressive as it should have been against Kunlun — it's letting highly sensitive American data walk out the door. Grindr may too go public in Hong Kong.  https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2019-07-30/grindr-gay-dating-app-revives-ipo-plan 

I've long followed the Grindr acquisition, but this report from July blew my mind — what was happening behind the scenes was so much worse than anything I could have predicted.  https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/grindr-chinese-owner-company-chaos 

Are these potential new tools against Chinese technology companies the true reason we are seeing bipartisan support from Congress surrounding HKHRDA?

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