China warns US it will take all necessary measures to fight suppression of Huawei
China’s commerce ministry says it will take “all necessary measures” in response to new US restrictions on Chinese tech giant Huawei’s capability to use American technology, calling the measures an abuse of state power and a violation of market principles.
An unidentified spokesperson quoted Sunday in a statement on the ministry’s website said the regulations also threatened the security of the “global industrial and offer chain.”
“The US uses state power, under the so-called excuse of national security, and abuses export control measures to continuously oppress and contain specific enterprises of other countries,” the statement said.
China will “take all necessary measures to resolutely safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese enterprises,” it said.
Beneath the new rules, foreign semiconductor makers who use American technology must obtain a US licence to ship Huawei-designed semiconductors to the Chinese company.
Chip design and manufacturing equipment used in the world’s semiconductor plants is mainly US-made, therefore the new rule influences foreign producers that sell to Huawei and affiliates including HiSilicon, making chips for supercomputers with scientific and military uses. THE UNITED STATES Commerce Department said foreign foundries will be granted a 120-day grace period for chips already in production.
US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Friday that Washington really wants to prevent Huawei from evading sanctions imposed previously its usage of American technology to create and produce semiconductors abroad.
Huawei Technologies Ltd., China’s first global tech brand and a maker of network equipment and smartphones, is at the centre of a US-Chinese conflict over Beijing’s technology ambitions.
American officials say Huawei is a risk of security, that your company denies.
It wasn’t clear what form China’s response would take, but the sides are already deep in conflict over US accusations of copyright theft and unfair trading by organizations in China’s heavily state-controlled economy.
Canada arrested Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of Huawei’s founder, in December 2018 in a case that sparked a diplomatic furore among the three countries and complicated high-stakes US-China trade talks. China detained two Canadians in apparent retaliation for Meng’s arrest. ..