US Considers Restricting China's Access to Cloud Computing Services

US Considers Restricting China’s Access to Cloud Computing Services

The Biden administration is reportedly developing a plan to restrict China’s access to cloud computing services as part of the ongoing battle between the two countries. The move is a response to Chinese companies finding a workaround to bypass US bans on chips by renting cloud computing instances, often at a lower cost. Under the new rule, cloud computing companies would need government approval before serving Chinese customers, effectively limiting China’s ability to use US technology for developing artificial intelligence tools.