China firmly opposes U.S.-led efforts to curb chip exports


Beijing on Monday expressed its firm opposition to U.S.-led efforts to limit exports of high-end semiconductor technology to China, following reports that Japan and the Netherlands, which both have major chip-manufacturing equipment makers at home, have agreed to join the initiative.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning claimed at a press conference in Beijing that Washington has been “coercing” other countries to join its efforts to contain China, as well as “politicizing and weaponizing” technology, economic and trade issues.

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