BEIJING: The US government has added a
dozen more Chinese companies to its restricted trade list, citing national
security and foreign policy concerns.
says that some of the firms are helping develop the Chinese military’s quantum
move comes as tensions grow between the US and China over the status of Taiwan
and other issues.
among the items discussed at a virtual summit between the leaders of both
countries earlier this month.
Chinese-based technology firms were added to the so-called “Entity
List” for their alleged role in assisting the Chinese military’s quantum
computing efforts and acquiring or attempting “to acquire US origin-items
in support of military applications”.
entity list has increasingly been used for national security reasons since the
previous Trump administration.
Commerce Department also said 16 individuals and entities operating in China
and Pakistan were added to the list due to their involvement in
“Pakistan’s unsafeguarded nuclear activities or ballistic missile
of 27 new entities were added to the list from China, Japan, Pakistan, and
the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology was added to the department’s
military end user list, although the listing gave no more details other than it
had produced military equipment.
listings will help prevent American technology from supporting the development
of Chinese and Russian “military advancement and activities of
non-proliferation concern like Pakistan’s unsafeguarded nuclear activities or
ballistic missile program,” Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said in a
suppliers to firms on the list will now need to apply for a licence before they
can sell to them, with applications likely to be denied.
telecoms giant Huawei was added to the list in 2019 over claims that it posed a
risk US national security.
cut it off from some of its key suppliers and made it difficult for the company
to produce mobile phones.
Chinese government has previously denied that it takes part in industrial