The United States released regulatory changes Monday that imposed new export restrictions on China, including aircraft components and many semiconductor related items.
The new rules require licenses for U.S. companies to sell certain items to military units, even if they are for civilian purposes, and remove a civil exception that allows certain U.S. technologies to be exported without a license if they are for Military entities and uses are not intended for companies.
The rules have been published for public inspection and will be published in the Federal Register on Tuesday.
According to experts, one rule concerns purchases by organizations such as the People's Liberation Army, which is involved in civilian activities such as hospitals.
The other rule is expected to affect elements such as integrated circuits with locally programmable gate arrays and to remove license exemptions for Chinese importers and Chinese nationals.
The government also released a third proposed rule change that would force foreign companies that ship certain American goods to China to obtain approval not only from their own governments, but also from the United States.
The measures come from the fact that relations between the United States and China have deteriorated in the face of the new outbreak of the coronavirus.