Sunday, 24 September 2023 11:51 GMT

China's Restriction on US Semiconductor Chips: Response to US Tech Blacklisting

(MENAFN) China has recently implemented restrictions on the use of chips made by US semiconductor firm Micron, citing them as a "national security threat." This move bears a striking resemblance to the actions taken by the United States in blacklisting Chinese technology companies and urging its allies to follow suit. The United States government has long emphasized concerns about incorporating Huawei into 5G infrastructure, warning of potential espionage risks associated with various Chinese technologies, ranging from popular apps like TikTok to seemingly innocuous items like balloons and fridges.

Given the treatment of Chinese companies by the United States, it was only a matter of time before Beijing responded in kind. It seems logical that if the United States is willing to employ "national security" as a justification for excluding certain market players, China would adopt a similar approach. After all, fairness would suggest that both nations have the right to safeguard their respective interests and protect their national security in the face of perceived risks.


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