US adds 37 Chinese entities to trade restriction list over 2023 spy balloon incident

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May 11,2024 11:41 AM
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The Biden administration has added 37 Chinese entities to a trade restriction list, including some for allegedly supporting the suspected spy balloon that flew over the United States.

Washington, DC [US], May 11 (HBTV): Amid heightening tensions between Beijing and Washington, the Biden administration added 37 Chinese entities to a trade restriction list, including some for allegedly supporting the suspected spy balloon that flew over the United States the previous year, CNN reported. 

According to the report, the US Commerce Department said it was adding some units of China Electronics Technology Group to the list for allegedly trying to obtain American technology to support China's quantum technology capabilities, "which has serious ramifications for US national security" due to their military applications.   

Media have said state-owned China Electronics Technology Group is a top military equipment supplier.

China Electronics Technology Group could not immediately be reached for comment. The Chinese embassy in Washington did not immediately respond to a request for comment.   

The moves announced Thursday show the Biden administration is continuing to punish Beijing over the spy balloon, which drifted over the United States in February 2023, fueling political outrage in Washington and prompting State Department Secretary Antony Blinken to cancel a trip to China, CNN reported.

(ANI) This is a syndicated news feed. HBTV has edited it for clarity.