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China firmly opposes U.S. export curbs on AI chips and tools


 , Updated 19:17, 01-Apr-2024
A view of China's Ministry of Commerce in Beijing, China. /CFP
A view of China's Ministry of Commerce in Beijing, China. /CFP

A view of China's Ministry of Commerce in Beijing, China. /CFP

China firmly opposes the U.S.' revision of its rules to tighten exports of artificial intelligence (AI) chips and chipmaking tools to China, said the country's Ministry of Commerce on Sunday.

The modified rules are arbitrary and not only make it harder for Chinese and U.S. companies to carry out normal economic and trade cooperation, but also cause harm to the global semiconductor industry, the ministry said in a statement.

The latest revision of semiconductor export controls came less than six months after the U.S. introduced the rules on October 17, 2023, the ministry said.

Global companies, including the U.S. ones, need a stable and predictable business environment, but the U.S. has overstretched the concept of national security and arbitrarily revised the rules to tighten control measures, creating more obstacles to the normal trade cooperation between Chinese and American enterprises, imposing a heavier compliance burden and bringing remarkable uncertainties in the global semiconductor sector, it noted.

The semiconductor sector is highly globalized after decades of growth, and this is the result of the law of the market and the choice of enterprises, it said.

As the world's largest semiconductor market, China is willing to work with all sides to boost mutually beneficial cooperation and promote the security and stability of the global semiconductor industrial chain and supply chain, it added.

(With input from Xinhua)

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