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US-China tensions

U.S. accuses China of developing 'brain control weaponry'

Academy of Military Medical Sciences and others blacklisted over repression and surveillance of Uyghurs

A Chinese Uyghur Muslim participates in an anti-China protest during the G20 leaders summit in Osaka.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Financial Times) -- The U.S. has put China's Academy of Military Medical Sciences and 11 affiliated biotechnology research institutes on an export blacklist for allegedly helping the Chinese military to develop "brain-control" weapons.

The U.S. Commerce Department on Thursday put the research institutes on the "entity list," which bars U.S. companies from exporting technology that originated in America to the Chinese institutions.

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