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U.S. Blacklists Seven Chinese Supercomputing Firms (2)

April 9, 2021, 8:18 AM

The U.S. added seven Chinese supercomputing firms to a list of entities banned from receiving exports from American companies, citing activities contrary to the national-security or foreign-policy interests of the U.S.

The companies were added so-called entity list, which prohibits American firms from doing business with them without first obtaining a U.S. government license, the Commerce Department said in a statement on Thursday. The new entities are involved either with building supercomputers used by China’s military actors, its military modernization efforts or weapons of mass destruction.

The entities are Tianjin Phytium Information Technology Co., Shanghai High-Performance Integrated Circuit Design Center,...

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