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US Adds CNOOC to Blacklist, Saying It Helps China Intimidate Neighbors

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US Adds CNOOC to Blacklist, Saying It Helps China Intimidate Neighbors

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WASHINGTON—The U.S. Commerce Department said Thursday it added Chinese National Overseas Oil Corporation (CNOOC) to a U.S. economic blacklist, saying it had helped China intimidate neighbors in the South China Sea. The Commerce Department also said Chinese company Skyrizon was being added to the Military End-User (MEU) List for “its capability to develop, produce, or maintain military items, such as military aircraft engines.” CNOOC and a legal representative of Skyrizon did not immediately respond to emailed requests for comment. “China’s reckless and belligerent actions in the South China Sea and its aggressive push to acquire sensitive intellectual property and technology for its militarization efforts are a threat to U.S. national security and the security of the international community,” Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said. “CNOOC acts a bully for the People’s Liberation Army to intimidate China’s neighbors, and the Chinese military continues to benefit from government civil-military fusion policies for malign …

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