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Beijing's latest tech ally in US clampdown: Arm China

Since SoftBank sold control, venture doubles staff and develops cryptographic IP

Arm China has become a central part of Beijing’s quest for tech self-sufficiency in the face of rising American hostility. (Nikkei montage/Source photos by AP)

TAIPEI -- Arm China, the Chinese subsidiary of the British chip company owned by Japan's SoftBank, has become a key player in Beijing's quest for tech self-sufficiency and, in a move likely to alarm the U.S., has developed codes that enable Chinese semiconductors to run state-approved cryptographic algorithms, the Nikkei Asian Review has learned.

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