Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said that by restricting the sale of computer chips to Russia and China, the United States is implementing a technological blockade and trying to maintain its technological hegemony.
“The United States has repeatedly popularized the concept of national security, abused state power, and tried to use its technological advantages to restrain and suppress the development of emerging markets and developing countries,” Wang Wenbin said at a press conference on Thursday.
“These actions violate the rules of the market economy and the global trade and economic system and undermine the stability of global production and supply chains,” he added.
He continued, “China is strongly opposed to this. The United States politicizes and exploits economic, commercial, technical and scientific issues and implements a technological blockade in an attempt to control the world’s advanced technologies and maintain its technological hegemony by disrupting global and interconnected production and supply chains. It’s doomed to fail.”
Earlier, The New York Times reported that the administration of US President Joe Biden imposes restrictions on the sale of a number of high-tech computer chips to Russia and China. She pointed out that the new restrictions will affect advanced chip models, known as graphics processing units (or GPUs), sold by US companies Nvidia and Advanced Micro Devices. The newspaper cites the US government that such products could be used or diverted for military purposes to China or Russia.
Source: RIA Novosti