China To Ban All Government Departments From Using US-Made Technology

This is not the first time that China has publicly declared American technology as persona non grata in its own government.

But the move might have more urgency this time as the country looks to push back against the broader geopolitical image.

And of course that countries, such as Russia, are doing their best to push on national technology onto their taxpayers.

China is also looking for ways to better control the internet and keep its information within its borders, following the 2017 China Internet Security Law.

Among its tentpole features is that a guideline to ensure that all technology is secure and controllable, that is, as usual, particularly troubling.

It was just a matter of time before China began offering trade bans in return for the ban on the gear of Huawei to US companies.

Beijing has ordered all government institutions and public bodies to eliminate their foreign (i.e. western) computer equipment.


According to the report, China will spend between 2022 and now transitioning hardware and software off in favor of local options.

Firms likely to face pain include Microsoft, who already has a testy relationship with the country, Dell, HP and Apple.

Even though it’s worth saying that, as with any technology merchandise sourced from around the Earth, what constitutes a national item.

Kelsey Allen

Author: Kelsey Allen

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