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Chinese tech firms with ties to the military added to US blacklist

April 8, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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President Joe Biden speaks during an event on the American Jobs Plan in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, Wednesday, April 7, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The Biden administration is keeping up the pressure on Chinese technology firms by adding more companies to a Commerce Department blacklist.

(CNN)The Biden administration is keeping up the pressure on Chinese technology firms by adding more companies to a Commerce Department blacklist.

Seven Chinese businesses with ties to the military were added to the so-called Entity List on Thursday in a move that restricts US firms from dealing with the companies.

All seven of the listed companies, the Department said, operate in the field of supercomputing and have helped the Chinese government modernize its military or have worked on weapons of mass destruction programs.

"The Department of Commerce will use the full extent of its authorities to prevent China from leveraging US technologies to support these destabilizing military modernization efforts. "

But during the Trump administration, the US government began adding Chinese businesses to the list at a faster pace, beginning with companies such as Huawei, the global telecommunications giant.

The Biden administration is reviewing many of the Commerce Department's Trump-era policies.

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