The U.S. war on Chinese technology has entered a new phase, with universities in the country added to Washington's blacklist of tech entities. The 100-year-old Harbin Institute of Technology has had its access to critical engineering software cut off, a joint education plan with the University of Arizona is now in limbo, and academic exchange programs with the University of California, Berkeley, are no longer available, the Nikkei Asian Review has learned.
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"For organizations now on the entity list, it will become more difficult for U.S. academic institutions to consider collaboration," said Paul Triolo, head of geotechnology research at New York-based risk consultancy Eurasia Group. "U.S. academic organizations will have to increasingly weigh the reputational costs of collaborating with Chinese organizations that have been associated with China's military programs or other controversial actions."
Due to recent US government regulations, MathWorks is prohibited from providing technical or customer support to Harbin Engineering University and Harbin Institute of Technology.— Fangyuan Yi (@fyi_119) June 11, 2020
US Department of Commerce said the Harbin Institute of Technology had sought to use US technology for missile programmes, while Harbin Engineering University had acquired and attempted to acquire ‘US-origin items in support of programmes for the PLA’.https://t.co/DgOYZnXG4i— Kenzo Seoh 天滅中共 🚫🇨🇳☭ (@caffein8ed_kev) June 16, 2020
US blacklists 'China's MIT' as tech war enters new phase— E-san-E (@nikkeix225) June 17, 2020
The 100-year-old Harbin Institute of Technology has had its access to critical engineering software cut off,
no postgraduate students received offers...from American universitieshttps://t.co/shf1wQAtwR pic.twitter.com/7TzI0oaI08
US military ban locks two Chinese universities out of popular software | South China Morning Post https://t.co/JMYzJun5sL— Paul Triolo (@pstAsiatech) June 12, 2020