U.S. Adds Chinese Tech Firms to Export Blacklist

Lincoln Wylie

The Biden administration has extra 7 Chinese tech companies to an export blacklist, accusing them of making supercomputers for China’s military services.

The addition of the providers to the Commerce Department’s Entity Record signifies U.S. companies cannot export engineering to them with out a license. According to the office, they are “involved with making supercomputers employed by China’s military services actors, its destabilizing military services modernization endeavours, and/or weapons of mass destruction plans.”

“Supercomputing capabilities are vital for the progress of a lot of — probably pretty much all — fashionable weapons and national stability devices, these types of as nuclear weapons and hypersonic weapons,” Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo stated in a news release.

“The Section of Commerce will use the whole extent of its authorities to prevent China from leveraging U.S. technologies to assistance these destabilizing military services modernization endeavours,” she extra.

The Entity Record has existed for decades

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