America’s Risky New China Policy
Washington has a bold plan to restrict Beijing’s semiconductor imports. The world needs to talk about it.
Last month, a small U.S. federal agency released a regulatory filing that has gotten relatively little media attention—especially in the context of its immense global ramifications. The U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security announced worldwide limits on China’s ability to import advanced semiconductors. The strict new rules—which countries and companies are scrambling to comply with—go beyond any previous attempt to curtail China’s technological progress and ambitions.
Ravi Agrawal is the editor in chief of Foreign Policy. Twitter: @RaviReports
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