The U.S. Department of Commerce has blacklisted seven technology organizations from China. According to Washington, the companies’ actions do not coincide with American national interests. The information follows from a press release issued by the agency on Thursday, April 8.
“The U.S. Department of Commerce has added seven supercomputing organizations from China to its list of organizations whose operations run counter to the national interests or international policy interests of the United States,” the release said.
It is alleged that all seven companies specialize in creating supercomputers “used by China’s military in its destabilizing efforts to modernize its armed forces and/or in weapons of mass destruction programs.”
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo said the agency will take all measures to “prevent China from using U.S. technology to support these destabilizing efforts to modernize the armed forces.
It is noted that blacklisting organizations imposes restrictions on their activities, including exports.
In early January, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued a decree tightening controls on information technology transactions and recognizing Russia, China, Iran, Cuba and the DPRK as “hostile foreign states.