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The US wants to stymie the Chinese chip industry with new export rules

The US wants to stymie the Chinese chip industry with new export rules

France Press agency

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The United States introduced new export regulations to slow China’s technological and military progress. The rules, some of which take effect immediately, depend on the restrictions sent in a letter to US chip makers this year. This effectively halted shipments of so-called semiconductors to wholly-owned factories in China.

The new set of measures is aimed at preventing foreign companies from selling advanced chips to China, or providing Chinese companies with equipment to make their own advanced chips.

Electronic circuits in computers, devices, and other machines are made of semiconductors. These are materials that can pass electricity well only under certain conditions or in a certain structure. All electronic circuits that you create are designed to perform a specific function.

The United States received no promise from the allied countries that it would take action. The Americans are discussing this with those countries.

However, the new measures may lead to the biggest shift in US policy on shipping technology to China since the 1990s, Reuters reported.

“This is setting the Chinese back,” said Jim Lewis, a technology and cybersecurity expert. He works at the Center for Strategic and International Studies: a think tank in Washington, DC “China is not going to give up making chips, but it will really slow it down.”

The United States has been trying for some time to strengthen American companies in competition with China. Last year, the US Senate passed a bill 250 billion dollars Available to the technology sector. 50 billion of that is for the chip industry.