The third policy recommendation from China Tech Threat to help leaders at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) prevent adversaries from acquiring and weaponizing sensitive U.S.-made technologies, will be launched next week.
This recommendation will reinforce a continued need for policymakers to strengthen the U.S. export control regime to better prevent American semiconductor manufacturing equipment (SME) from being sold to and exploited by the Chinese government and Chinese-operated entities.
“Semiconductors are part of China’s national strategy,” Nazak Nikakhtar, former Assistant Secretary for Industry and Analysis at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration said during a recent China Tech Threat event. “The transfer of semiconductor technology from the United States to China is what enabled China to race ahead in hypersonics—two years ahead of us… What we did several years ago for the benefit of one or two companies now has put the entire world in incredible jeopardy… At what point are we willing to scale back to protect the national security interests of not only this country, but the entire world?”
Keep an eye out for the release of this policy recommendation next week.