US plans new limits on tech sent to Chinese companies

US President Joe Biden’s administration is set to announce new measures to block Chinese companies from accessing technologies enabling high-performance computing, according to several people familiar with the matter, the latest in a series of measures aimed at hampering the ambitions of Beijing. to manufacture next-generation weapons and automate large-scale surveillance systems.

The measures, which could be announced as early as this week, would be among the most significant steps taken by the Biden administration to cut off China’s access to advanced semiconductor technology. They would rely on a Trump-era rule that dealt a blow to Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei by banning companies around the world from sending it products made using American technology, machinery or software.

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