Ex-Dem Senator Registered as Foreign Agent to Lobby for Chinese Firm Linked to Concentration Camps

Ex-Dem Senator Registered as Foreign Agent to Lobby for Chinese Firm Linked to Concentration Camps


Former Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer of California has deregistered as a foreign agent after facing an intense backlash for becoming a strategic consultant for a China-based surveillance company.

On Friday, Boxer filed a short-form registration statement with the Department of Justice for her work for Hikvision USA, as legally required under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, the Daily Caller reported. She registered the work through the public relations firm Mercury Public Affairs, for which she has been a consultant since last year.

Hikvision USA is the American subsidiary of a company that allegedly assisted the Chinese government in helping track down Uighur Muslims and has been blacklisted by the U.S. government.

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Many Uighur Muslims are in camps created by the Chinese Communist Party as part of a greater effort to persecute the religious population in the country.

Notably, Boxer revealed in the DOJ registration statement that she had donated $500 to the

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