Good luck, China
The Americans don't like it up 'em. America's economic war against China deserves to fail miserably.
US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said that the Biden administration "won't tolerate" an effective ban on sales of Micron memory chips in China, despite efforts last week to calm the escalating tensions between the two nations. Raimondo reportedly made the remarks in a news conference following a meeting with trade ministers …
"She reiterated the US position that there is a lack of evidence for Beijing's moves against Micron for national security reasons, telling reporters: "We see it as plain and simple economic coercion and we won't tolerate it, nor do we think it will be successful".
For sheer fucking hypocrisy, the U.S.A. are definitely the world leaders.
To be fair I do remember a news article saying that AI had detected changes to chip layouts etc over the course of a certain period of time, but there was no pointing of fingers (at least in the Western media) of who was responsible for this - so I'm guessing a company friendly to the West was responsible.
China may have further investigated this and found the culprit? Or it could just be a tit for tat
The irony won't be lost on Reg readers in terms of the US complaining about coercion after the sustained pressure Washington has used against many of its partners and allies, Britain included, to stop using technology from Chinese companies such as Huawei in their network infrastructure.
Sometimes the irony in America goes in through the out door and out the other side.