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US blacklisted SMIC and three more Chinese companies

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Rumors that the Trump administration will blacklist China’s largest chip maker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), and China’s third-largest oil and gas company, China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), have been fully confirmed.

US blacklisted SMIC and three more Chinese companies

These companies are accused of being linked to the Chinese military, and the new sanctions apply to:

  • Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC)
  • China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC)
  • China Construction Technology Co. (CCTC)
  • China International Engineering Consulting Corp. (CIECC)

The Pentagon stands ready to counter China’s civil-military sector strategy to support China’s People’s Liberation Army modernization goals by providing access to advanced technology.


As in Huawei, blacklisting these companies means that they are prohibited from using American components and technologies.

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