Trump Admin Blacklists 60 More Chinese Military-Linked Firms

The U.S. Department of Commerce blacklisted over 60 Chinese military and government-linked firms from being able to access American technology. Included in the ban is Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), China’s largest chipmaker. “We will not allow advanced U.S. technology to help build the military of an increasingly belligerent adversary.  Between SMIC’s relationships of concern with the military-industrial complex, China’s aggressive application of military-civil fusion mandates and state-directed subsidies, SMIC perfectly illustrates the risks of China’s leverage of U.S. technology to support its military modernization,” said Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. The new designation will limit the ability of SMIC and