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U.S. clamps down on sensitive export requests to China

David Shepardson

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government is closely scrutinizing exports to China, rejecting or taking no action on a quarter of requests last year A request to halt the sale could lead to advancing Beijing’s militarization, a senior official said in testimony released Tuesday.

In , 5, Assistant Secretary of Exports and Commerce Thea Rozman Kendall Thea Rozman Kendler said in written testimony at a Senate Banking Committee hearing on Wednesday that applications for re-export licenses have been reviewed and that approximately % were rejected or no action was taken. action is returned.

“We identify sensitive U.S. technologies that would give our adversaries an advantage, develop policies and strategies to protect those technologies, and review license applications submitted by exporters,” Kendler’s testimony explain.

Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Enforcement Matthew Axelrod said in written testimony that

almost 700 Chinese parties Subject to government export controls on the so-called “Entity List”. He said it has increased by more than 700 since the Biden administration took office.

“We use our administrative and criminal law enforcement, as well as our regulatory authorities, to address the transfer,” Axelrod’s testimony said.

The goal is to counter China’s “military modernization, human rights violations, and other activities contrary to our national security and foreign policy interests.” “

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The administration’s plan to restrict certain foreign investments by the United States in certain sensitive technologies is still under discussion, according to testimony from Treasury Department official Paul Rosen.

“Our desire is to avoid a situation in which the United States invests in supporting and advancing technologies that enhance the military or intelligence capabilities of the countries involved, which could undermine our national security and put Americans at risk ,” his testimony said.

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said in March that the Biden administration was considering a pilot program to address investment in China. risks of.

“There are a lot of pension funds in the U.S. investing in China and people’s pensions. You certainly don’t want to do anything that will have unintended consequences,” Raimondo said. “You don’t want to be too broad.”



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