It follows the same blueprint used by Washington in its attempt to limit the influence of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd for what it says are national security reasons.
The announcement came a day after the Commerce Department blacklisted Chinese government agencies and a number of Chinese companies that develop facial recognition and other artificial intelligence technology that the USA says is being used to repress Muslim minorities.
The Chinese Embassy in Washington did not immediately comment.
Hikvision considers itself as the world's largest producer of CCTV systems.
The list included municipal and county public security bureaus, the Xinjiang Police College and some of China's leading artificial intelligence firms such as SenseTime Group and Megvii Technology, which is backed by tech giant Alibaba. Renowned surveillance equipment manufacturers Hikvision tops the 8 commercial firms on the list, while Dahua Technology and Megvii Technology, all of which specialize in facial-recognition technology also made the list.
Hikvision said in a statement that it strongly opposed the decision and that the move will hamper efforts by global companies to improve human rights around the world. "Punishing Hikvision, despite these engagements, will deter global companies from communicating with the USA government, hurt Hikvision's US businesses partners and negatively impact the USA economy".
John Honovich, founder of surveillance video research company IPVM, has said Hikvision uses Intel Corp INTC.O , Nvidia Corp NVDA.O , Ambarella Inc AMBA.O , Western Digital WDC.O and Seagate Technology STX.O as suppliers.
The U.S. Commerce Department announced Monday it blacklisted 28 entities accused of involvement in the crackdown.
Reuters reported in August Hikvision receives almost 30% of its 50 billion yuan ($7 billion) in revenue from overseas. "We are committed to making sure our technology has a positive impact on society and we are in compliance with all laws and regulations in jurisdictions where we operate".
He said the company remained confident about its long-term business prospects despite being added to the US blacklist. "We have already anticipated this situation and will continue to provide excellent products and services for our customers", it said.
Hikvision's stock was untraded while Xiamen Meiya was down a relatively mild 1.6% in Tuesday trade.
U.S. futures underlying the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq are both rallying, 0.9% and 1.0% respectively, as did the Dow which was up 0.8% at 12:30 pm in London (7:30 am EST).
United Nations experts and activists say at least 1 million Uyghurs, and members of other largely Muslim minority groups, have been detained in camps in the remote region.
"We urge the USA to immediately correct its mistakes, withdraw relevant decisions and stop interfering with China's internal affairs", said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang at a press briefing.
"We have no intention of intervening in the domestic affairs of the United States". Millions of Uyghurs have been subjected to constant surveillance and thrown into internment camps.