Friday, April 09, 2021

China's seven supercomputer groups are on the US blacklist



The United States has blacklisted seven Chinese supercomputers. The group alleges that these groups are building supercomputers to help China's military. This is the Biden administration's first step in making the use of US technology difficult for China.


The United States on Thursday blacklisted three companies and four branches of China's National Supercomputing Center. As a result of the ban, US companies will not be able to export technology to these Chinese companies without approval, and these companies will not be able to use parts from US technology companies.


According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, these groups were involved in assisting in programs to build Chinese military supercomputers and develop weapons of mass destruction.


U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raymondo says the Biden administration will use its full authority to block the technological advancement of Chinese companies that support this volatile military modernization effort.


Earlier, the Trump administration targeted dozens of companies, including Chinese mobile phone maker Huawei. Many organizations are blacklisted for allegedly using American technology to help the military. Biden's new ban now requires large companies such as Intel and US chipmakers to seek approval to export technology to the seven groups.

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