The cybersecurity review of Micron products sold in China by China's cyberspace regulator was implemented in accordance with the law, and the decision was made based on facts, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning said on Wednesday at a regular briefing in Beijing.
China's cybersecurity review does not target specific countries or regions, and we do not exclude technologies and products from any country, she said.
The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) announced on Sunday that products made by U.S. memory chipmaker Micron Technology had failed its network security review and that it would bar operators of key infrastructure from buying from the company.
"The review found that Micron's products have serious network security risks, which pose significant security risks to China's critical information infrastructure supply chain, affecting China's national security," the CAC said in a statement.
The United States has put over 1,200 Chinese companies and individuals on various lists and imposed restrictions under the pretext of national security and without any factual basis, Mao said, adding that "this is economic coercion and unacceptable."
Responding to a key U.S. lawmaker's call for the U.S. Commerce Department to "put trade curbs on Chinese memory chip maker Changxin Memory Technologies," Mao said China firmly opposes the U.S. side's generalization of the concept of national security and its abuse of state power to unreasonably suppress Chinese enterprises.
Such unfair practices have seriously damaged normal economic and trade exchanges and cooperation between China and the United States, undermined market rules and the international economic and trade order, and seriously disrupted the stability of the global production and supply chain, Mao said.
China will continue to take necessary measures to resolutely safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese enterprises and institutions, Mao stressed.