Sanctions on transfer of chipmaking tech to China might be driving more offshore chipmaking, and therefore failing to achieve strategic goals.
That argument is the central theme of a policy brief titled Preserving the Chokepoints, by the Center for Security and Emerging Technology at Georgetown University.
The document has no beef with the aims of US sanctions, which are to keep China reliant on democratic nations for the chipmaking tech – not actual chips – it needs, while preventing the Communist nation from developing competitive product. Indeed, the document’s very name argues that chokepoints are a good idea.
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