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Oct 12, 2022 08:44 PM
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In Depth: Can Beefed Up U.S. Chip Restrictions Energize China's Local Tech Push?

Workers produce computer chips at a semiconductor manufacturing company on March 28 in Ganzhou, East China’s Jiangxi province. Photo: VCG
Workers produce computer chips at a semiconductor manufacturing company on March 28 in Ganzhou, East China’s Jiangxi province. Photo: VCG

China’s access to the global semiconductor industry has suffered another blow after the U.S. on Friday effectively severed the country’s supply of high-end chips — and of the equipment used to make them.

The dramatic escalation came alongside the addition of 31 mostly semiconductor companies to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s “unverified list” — meaning they risk being blacklisted if they do not let U.S. officials inspect where the American technology they import ends up.

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