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WASHINGTON (AP) – The Trump Administration has imposed technology sport restrictions on state-supported Chinese semiconductor products, citing national safety reasons for a tax campaign. 19659013] Controls imposed on Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Co. on Monday, reflecting concern The Chinese competition could disable US technology companies out of service and left the military without sure sources of components.
Beijing has been working hard to build Jinhua and other chipmakers as part of the process of transforming China into a global leader in robotics, artificial intelligence and other technology.
USA, Europe and other trading partners say that Beijing's tactics violate its market opening commitments. US officials are worried that they can destroy US industrial leadership.
President Donald Trump has imposed $ 25 billion on Chinese goods of $ 250 billion to push Beijing to roll back these plans.
Jinhua completes "significant production capacity" for integrated circuits, possibly using US technology, which "threatens the US economic supplier's long-term economic viability for these key components of US military systems," said a trade ministry's statement.
The company was added to the department's "Entity List", which will require an export license for all software, technology and commodities, "said the trade department. It is said that such applications will be assessed with a presumption of denial.
As "will limit its ability to threaten the supply chain for key components of our military systems," said the Secretary of State Secretariat in the statement.
Calls to Fujian Jinhua offices called unanswered Tuesday and there was no immediate response to a request through their website.
The order marks the second US action this year that blocks technology exports to a Chinese buyer.
ZTE Corp., China's second largest telecom equipment manufacturer, faced possible bankruptcy this year after Washington imposed a seven-year ban on the sale of US technology to the company over exports to Iran and North Korea.
US authorities lifted the ban in July after ZTE paid a $ 1 billion fine, agreed to replace its executive team and employ US selected followers.
However, Jinhua is involved in a court community with American chip maker Micron Technology In c., Which accuses the Chinese company of stealing its technology.
Micron sued Jinhua in December in federal court in California. Jinhua sued the US company the following month in a Chinese court and received an order that blocked the sale of some Micron products.