US bans more Chinese tech companies now for supporting military projects

During the last few years we have seen how the United States government has imposed a serious veto against Chinese companies.

It all started in the Donald Trump administration with the lawsuit against Huawei, which has ended up expanding to the present day.

With the entrance of Joe Biden to the White House the assumption of many is that this commercial blockade could end. But the reality is that in the vast majority of cases it has been maintained.

Not only that, now it has just expanded to a larger number of Asian companies. Under the same argument of national security. Although this time there are more details about the context.

China and Asia in the sights of the US with trade blocks

The US Department of Commerce has added a dozen new Chinese companies to its blacklist. The preliminary list it even completes entities from other countries on the same eastern continent.

And all would join there under the same national security argument. Where it is now revealed that at least in the case of Chinese firms all would be contributing to military technology projects for quantum computing for the Chinese army.

“World trade must support peace, prosperity and well-paying jobs, not national security risks.”

It is the statement of the Secretary of Commerce, Gina Raimondo, in a statement (via BBC) that accompanied the expansion of the block list.

The renewed list includes a total of 27 new entities from four nations: China, Japan, Pakistan and Singapore. Some of these companies, based in China and Pakistan, have been identified as contributing to nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

Las empresas chinas que se suman al veto son Hangzhou Zhongke Microelectronics Co., Ltd., Hunan Goke Microelectronics, Corad Technology Limited, New H3C Semiconductor Technologies Co., Ltd., Xi’an Aerospace Huaxun Technology, Yunchip Microelectronics, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, QuantumCTek Co, y Shanghai QuantumCTeck Co.

Neither of these names is as popular as Huawei or Xiaomi, but their participation in the IT and telecommunications sector would be important. Enough to win military contracts with China and Pakistan.

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