China Must Prepare for 'Long March' Amid US Restrictions on SMIC: State Media

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China should have interaction in a new “lengthy march” within the automation sector now that the US has imposed export restrictions on Semiconductor Manufacturing, the nation’s largest chip producer, Chinese state-backed tabloid the Global Times wrote on Sunday.

The unnamed creator of an op-ed within the paper argues that the US’ dominance of the worldwide semiconductor trade provide chain is a “basic menace” to China.

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“It now seems that China might want to management all analysis and producing chains of the semiconductor trade, and rid itself of being depending on the US,” the creator wrote.

On Saturday, Reuters reported that the US had despatched letters to firms informing them that they have to get hold of a license to provide SMIC.

The letter said that SMIC and its subsidiaries “may pose an unacceptable danger of diversion to a army finish use.” SMIC has denied any ties to China’s army.

The restrictions in opposition to SMIC, and earlier ones in opposition to Huawei, the op-ed creator argues, illustrate that the US is guiding a protracted battle of “high-tech suppression” in opposition to China.

Although firms equivalent to Tencent and Beijing ByteDance have made some tech breakthroughs, they’re primarily based on US chip automation, the op-ed argues.

“The foundation of your entire trade continues to be in Americans’ arms. For now not less than. China should leap from zero to at least one to offer stable assist for the nation’s competition with the US,” the creator wrote.

The Global Times is a tabloid revealed by the People’s Daily, the official newspaper of China’s ruling Communist Party, however doesn’t converse on behalf of the get together and govt, not like its guardian publication.

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