US blocks companies aiding Chinese military's quantum computing efforts

The US is taking extra steps to prevent China’s military from claiming quantum computing dominance. The Commerce Department has added eight technology producers to its Entity List to prevent them from supporting the Chinese military’s quantum computing efforts. Officials are concerned the entities could feed “emerging” US tech that could aid with breaking encryption, producing ‘unbreakable’ encryption and developing anti-stealth or anti-submarine systems.

The list focuses on a mix of companies and researchers, including QuantumCTek and the Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale. The US also added three affiliates of Corad Technology Limited, a Chinese firm on the list since 2019, although it wasn’t clear that quantum

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