U.S. to Block Tech Exports to 89 Chinese Firms over Military Ties

The Trump administration is close to finalizing the list of Chinese aerospace and other firms that would be banned from accessing U.S. goods and technology exports due to their military ties.

The Trump administration is close to finalizing the list of Chinese aerospace and other firms that would be banned from accessing U.S. goods and technology exports due to their military ties.

According to the draft list produced by the U.S. Department of Commerce, 89 Chinese firms would be included to the imminent set of restrictions. Commercial Aircraft Corp of China (COMAC), a Chinese aircraft manufacturer that aims to compete with Boeing and Airbus, and Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) are among the companies named on the list.

A spokesperson for the executive department refused to comment on the list.

If the list gets approved, it would restrict the companies from purchasing U.S. goods and technology. Some experts are concerned that the move could further escalate the ongoing trade tensions between the U.S. and China.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Monday that the Chinese government is strongly against the potential economic restrictions that the U.S. is set to declare against the 89 Chinese entities.

“The U.S. should stop extending and stretching the concept of national security to oppress foreign companies,” Zhao said during a press briefing.


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