US Plans to Restrict Chinese Access to Cloud Services

Article Source: Cointelegraph

Article Source: Cointelegraph

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  • U.S. officials are reportedly planning to restrict Chinese companies’ access to cloud computing services, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft, as a security measure to safeguard advanced technology.
  • The proposed controls would require providers to obtain government approval before offering cloud services that utilize powerful artificial intelligence (AI) chips to Chinese clients, closing a loophole in existing chip export sanctions. The U.S. Commerce Department is expected to announce these measures in the coming weeks. 
  • In response, the Chinese government plans to implement controls on exports of gallium and germanium, crucial materials for semiconductor production, potentially impacting the chip manufacturing industry.  Read More

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