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MoneyChina warned tech companies of consequences for cooperating with US ban

16:45  09 june  2019
16:45  09 june  2019 Source:   theverge.com

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A Huawei production line in the southern Chinese city of Dongguan. The Trump administration has banned sales of key American technology to the company .Credit Jason Lee/Reuters.

Chinese officials have warned US giants, including Microsoft and Dell, as well as major tech companies from other countries, namely Meanwhile, non-American companies have been promised “no adverse consequences ” if they continue to cooperate with China , the US outlet reported.

China warned tech companies of consequences for cooperating with US ban© Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Chinese governmental officials reportedly warned numerous tech companies of “dire consequences,” should they cooperate with a US ban against doing business with Chinese tech firm Huawei, according to a report in The New York Times. The move comes after China threatened to set up a blacklist of “unreliable entities” in retaliation for the ban.

The Times reports that the warnings came in a series of meetings held earlier this week by members of China’s National Development and Reform Commission, along with members of the Ministry of Commerce and Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, before a “broad range of companies that export goods to China,” according to a pair of individuals who were familiar with the talks. It’s not clear what companies were present at the meetings, other than that they “included a number of the world’s most important semiconductor firms, as well as other tech giants.”

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Chinese government officials have warned a number of US tech companies of “dire consequences ” for cooperating with the US government’s ban This follows a recent report that Google warned the US government that the Huawei ban would result in security risks and asked to be exempt from the

China federal government recently warned various tech companies about the “dire consequences ” for operating with the US for business purposes. The White House recently in May issued an executive order that allows the federal government to ban US companies to continue their trade with

The officials warned US firms against relocating their production lines to other countries, from following orders against doing business with specific companies, and that they should lobby against the Trump Administration’s efforts, saying that their actions could have permanent consequences. Non-US companies were reportedly told that if they continued to supply Chinese firms, they wouldn’t face such consequences. But the Times notes that US firms will likely won’t be effective, as such companies won’t want to incur legal trouble from breaking the law.

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Chinese officials reportedly got in touch with big tech companies to warn them about the outcome of supporting the US trade ban . According to the New York Times, the Chinese government summoned tech firms to warn them of the dire consequences they could face if they cooperate with the trade

Chinese government officials have warned a number of US tech companies of "dire consequences " for cooperating with the US government's ban on Huawei. The Chinese government reportedly warned major tech companies including Microsoft, Dell, and Samsung against cooperating with the

In May, the White House issued an executive order that allows federal government to ban US companies from purchasing equipment from companies deemed a risk to national security.

The order is aimed squarely at Huawei, which national security officials have warned presents such a threat to US security, and who have put pressure on allied countries from using the company’s equipment as they upgrade their telecommunications infrastructure. The order has prompted tech companies like Google, Microsoft, ARM, and others to stop selling supplies to Huawei.

That move come amidst growing tensions between Washington and Beijing as the two countries have leveled tariffs against one another as part of the ongoing trade war. Talks have stalled lately, although President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jingping are expected to meet later this month at the G20 summit in Japan.

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