U.S. Adds Chinese Tech Firms to Export Blacklist

Elvera Bartels

The Biden administration has additional 7 Chinese tech firms to an export blacklist, accusing them of setting up supercomputers for China’s navy.

The addition of the companies to the Commerce Department’s Entity List usually means U.S. firms can not export know-how to them devoid of a license. In accordance to the department, they are “involved with setting up supercomputers made use of by China’s navy actors, its destabilizing navy modernization endeavours, and/or weapons of mass destruction plans.”

“Supercomputing capabilities are crucial for the improvement of a lot of — potentially almost all — contemporary weapons and national stability methods, such as nuclear weapons and hypersonic weapons,” Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said in a information release.

“The Department of Commerce will use the full extent of its authorities to reduce China from leveraging U.S. systems to support these destabilizing navy modernization endeavours,” she additional.

The Entity List has existed for many

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