Over the years, the U.S. has been blacklisting several Chinese firms citing “national security”. From time to time, Chinese authorities kick against these bans but that did not change anything. . This is coming from an Aljazeera report. According to Reuters, the U.S. has banned Chinese brands like Huawei and ZTE citing the same “national security risks”. In terms of the reason for the ban, it doesn’t go beyond “national security risks”. The U.S. cites national security for banning Chinese firms and China is now doing the same for banning Micron.has recently banned , the largest semiconductor maker from doing business with Chinese brands, citing “national security risks”
U.S cry foul over China’s ban on Micron
According to the Wall Street Journal, the ban on Micron has led to pressure on the . In a Reuters report, Secretary, stated that the “won’t tolerate” China’s effective ban on purchases of Micron Technology memory chips. She claims that they are working closely with allies to address such “economic coercion”. Raimondo has also said that the U.S. “firmly opposes” China’s actions against Micron and sees it as plain and simple economic coercion. U.S. lawmakers are urging to strike back against China for its decision to bar Micron Technology’s memory chips.administration to respond to ‘s blacklisting of
The U.S. has previously banned exports to China of high-end chips and the technology to make them. Raimondo and her Chinese counterpart met on May 26, 2023, to discuss the issue, and Raimondo reiterated that Washington sees the ban as economic coercion and won’t tolerate it.
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Why is the U.S. crying foul
The US is kicking against ‘s ban by for several reasons. Here are some key points from the search results:
- Lost revenue: A Reuters report claims that Micron warned that the ban on selling to Chinese companies working on key infrastructure projects could cost it as much as a “high single-digit” percentage of its annual revenue.
- Economic coercion: US Commerce Secretary . said the US “won’t tolerate” the recent decision by China to ban chips by in some critical sectors. She called it “economic coercion” and said Washington sees the action on Micron as having “no basis in fact”
- Tensions between the US and China: According to thestarphoenix, the ban on Micron’s chips is seen as a retaliation against sanctions imposed by Washington and its allies on China’s chip sector.
- Impact on . : South Korea, a major trade partner with China and a security partner with the US, is expected to respond to the Micron ban. Its companies, in particular and , have the most to gain from the Micron ban. The two companies stand to pick up customers from Micron
For many years, the U.S. has been banning Chinese brands and even tightening these bans from time to time. At the moment, Huawei can not sell its mobile phones in the U.S. but Apple is selling freely in China. The U.S. and its allies are spending billions of dollars to remove Chinese firms like Huawei and ZTE from their communication network. These have been going on for years without any major response from China. It was only a matter of time before China responds and do the same thing that the U.S. has been doing.
In all honesty, a layman can not verify “national security risk” claims by governments. The details that help to verify these things are often classified for good reasons in many cases. Thus, it is hard to tell. These bans are most likely part of a years-long escalation of US bans on Chinese tech that began with Presidentand has continued under President Joe Biden’s administration.
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