The US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security has added 27 companies to its list of prohibited from doing business with the US, including several Chinese companies that deal with Quantum computing.
the Financial Times reports that the companies were banned for threatening national security.
Eight of the Chinese groups were targeted to keep them from being sensitive Quantum technologies, with the Ministry accusing the companies of participating in the development of the Chinese military’s quantum computer program.
Trade Minister Gina Raimondo reportedly said that the eight Chinese firms are working to advance Beijing’s “efforts that support military applications such as military vehicles Encryption or develop unbreakable encryption. “
FT notes that the addition of the 27 companies to the Prohibited List is the latest move by the Biden government …