The veto of Chinese technology companies continues. The United States Department of Commerce added a dozen new Chinese technology companies to its “blacklist” by blocking them commercially on the grounds of national security, as did the administration of former President Donald Trump with Huawei.
The information was provided by Gina Raimondo, Secretary of Commerce, in a statement where she states: “World trade must support peace, prosperity and well-paying jobs, not risks to national security.”
The new preliminary list includes a total of 27 organizations from China, Japan, Pakistan and Singapore. It also highlights that some of these companies are based in China and Pakistan and have identified relationships with “nuclear and ballistic missile programs”. Chinese companies, in particular, “would be contributing to military technology projects for quantum computing for the Chinese army.
Chinese companies joining the veto are 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, and Shanghai QuantumCTeck Co.
Perhaps these organizations do not have the global popularity of Huawei or Xiaomi, however, they have an important participation within the information technology and telecommunications sector that has allowed them to carry out projects with the military organizations of countries such as China and Pakistan.