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US-China tensions

U.S. crackdown targets China's quantum computing, navigation tech

Fresh additions to Entity List threaten Beijing's tech ambitions

The U.S. and China are increasingly at odds over technology. (File photo by Reuters) 

TAIPEI -- Quantum computing companies, memory chipmakers and suppliers of navigation chips are among the Chinese businesses hit by the latest U.S. blacklisting action, in a sign that Beijing's tech ambitions remain in Washington's crosshairs as tensions between the two countries rise.

The U.S. Commerce Department on Wednesday added eight Chinese companies and state-backed research organizations to its so-called Entity List, which restricts their access to American technologies, citing national security concerns.

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