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US-China tensions

US targets supercomputers in Biden's first move against Chinese tech

Washington sees weapons threat in sector key to Beijing's tech self-reliance

PALO ALTO, U.S.-- The Biden administration took its first trade action against China on Thursday, adding seven Chinese supercomputing developers to an export blacklist for assisting Chinese military efforts in a move that will likely further escalate frosty tensions between the world's two largest economies.

The U.S. Commerce Department said the seven added to the Entity List were "involved with building supercomputers used by China's military actors, its destabilizing military modernization efforts, and/or weapons of mass destruction programs."

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