The governorThe United States has added a dozen more Chinese companies to its restricted trade list, citing national security and foreign policy concerns.
Washington says some of the companies are helping to develop the quantum computing program of the Chinese military.
This latest movement comes in tens ions develop between the United States and China on the status of Taiwan and others problems.
Trade was among the items discussed at a virtual summit between the leaders of the two countries earlier this month.
Eight China-based technology companies have been 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 items of American origin in support of military applications ".
This list of entities has been used more and more for national security reasons since the previous Trump administration.
The US Department of Commerce also said that 16 people and entities operating in China and Pakistan have been added to the list due to their involvement in "Pakistan's unsecured nuclear activities or program ballistic missiles. "
A total of 27 new entities have been added to the list from China, Japan, Pakistan and Singapore.
Separately, the Institute of Physics and of Moscow Technology has been added to the list of military end users.es of the department, although the list does not give more details than what it produced military equipment.
The new lists will help prevent American technology from supporting the development of Chinese and Russian "Military progress and non-proliferation activities like Pakistan's unsecured nuclear activities or the llistic missile program," Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said in a statement.
Potential suppliers of them Companies on the list will now have to apply for a license before they can sell to them, with applications likely to be denied.
Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei was added to the list in 2019 for allegations according to which it posed a risk to the national security of the United States.
The move cut it off from some of its major suppliers and made it difficult for the company to produce mobile phones.
The governmentChinese reign has previously denied participating in industrial espionage.
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