China Bans Foreign Computer Equipment from Government and Public Offices

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Beijing has taken a pivotal step toward its goal of supporting Chinese tech, and Chinese tech only. According to a Financial Times report, China’s government offices and public institutions have been banned from using foreign software and computers, which could comprise as many as 30 million pieces of hardware. These entities have been given three years to switch to “national” alternatives.

China has laid out broad ambitions to become a global tech champion in just a few years, a policy known as “Made in China 2025.” The clash with the United States may have accelerated Beijing’s timetable to wean the country off US technology, and become more self-reliant.


Tsing Mui
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