China and USA rattle their techie sabres

ChinaThe Chinese government has reacted to US moves that ban the export of some technologies by imposing its own export bans on products sold to America.

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, Chinese companies making supercomputers and high end drones will have to get an export licence before they’re allowed to sell kit to the USA.

Chinese supercomputers which rattle along faster than eight teraflops will need an export licence from the Ministry of Commerce

High end drones from Chinese company DJI will also require a licence to be exported to China, according to the Journal.

But Chinese firms will only require an export licence if they’re looking to sell high powered drones that have a flying time of over an hour.

The USA blocked the export of computer components used in the world’s most powerful supercomputer, the Tianhe-2.