Tension between Beijing and Washington continues because the US authorities on Wednesday reportedly put a number of Chinese firms in its commerce blacklist. The US acknowledged that these corporations had been aiding to develop the Chinese navy’s quantum computing efforts, based on Reuters.
As many as eight China-based know-how corporations had been added in the ‘Entity list’ not just for their alleged function in helping the Chinese navy but in addition buying or trying to accumulate “US-origin items in support of military applications.”
In a press release, US commerce secretary Gina Raimondo stated the brand new listings will assist stop the nation’s know-how from backing the event of Chinese and Russian “military advancement and activities of non-proliferation concern,” together with Pakistan’s “unsafeguarded nuclear activities or ballistic missile programme.”
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China’s embassy in Washington “firmly” opposed the blacklist transfer, with spokesperson Liu Pengyu saying that the US makes use of the “catch-all concept of national security” and “abuses” its energy to muzzle and restrain (*8*)
He added that the US wants to satisfy China “halfway instead of going further down the wrong path,” the Reuters report revealed.
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This improvement comes at a time the 2 nations are at loggerheads with one another over Taiwan’s standing and commerce points. Notably, through the current digital meeting between US President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, the world leaders mentioned commerce amongst a number of different matters.
Meanwhile, the reported eight Chinese corporations aren’t the one ones which have been blacklisted by the US. A complete of 27 new entities had been added and the record is various with inclusions from Pakistan, Japan and Singapore moreover China.
Names of Chinese firms blacklisted:
1. Hangzhou Zhongke Microelectronics Co Ltd
2. New H3C Semiconductor Technologies Co Ltd
3. Xi’an Aerospace Huaxun Technology
4. Hunan Goke Microelectronics
5. Yunchip Microelectronics
6. Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale
8. Shanghai QuantumCTeck Co Ltd
The US commerce division informed Reuters that the blacklist transfer was aimed toward stopping the Chinese navy from creating its counter-stealth know-how that might embody gear reminiscent of superior radars, and even counter submarine functions like undersea sensors.
Suppliers to the firms in the US entity record would require a license earlier than they’ll promote objects, and that’s prone to be denied as effectively.
The US has been more and more and constantly utilizing its ‘Entity list’ to blacklist corporations for the sake of international coverage and national security, and it was began since former President Donald Trump’s administration. In 2019, Chinese telecom agency Huawei was added to the record, slicing them off important suppliers, thereby making handset manufacturing tough.