back to article Uncle Sam vows to Micron-manage China's memory chip ban

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 …

  1. VoiceOfTruth Silver badge

    Good luck, China

    The Americans don't like it up 'em. America's economic war against China deserves to fail miserably.

  2. Jim-234

    Pot meet Kettle

    I guess the folks on the USA side acting all upset seem to forget they have been doing the exact same thing for almost 6 years.

    I guess it's only wrong when someone else does to the USA what it does to everybody else...

    1. Spazturtle Silver badge

      Re: Pot meet Kettle

      "the USA side acting all upset seem to forget they have been doing the exact same thing for almost 6 years."

      Yeah in response to China doing it for decades.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    eee lass

    "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.

    1. TheInstigator Bronze badge

      Re: eee lass

      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

  4. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

    The USA must also ban Micron

    Gentlemen, we can't let them out-ban us

    1. that one in the corner Silver badge

      The international game of tit for tat

      Gentlemen, we can not let them out-tit us. We shall let the Whole World see that we are the biggest tits.

  5. PhilipN Silver badge

    "Economic coercion"

    Words dripping from the maw of the Commerce Secretary without a hint of irony, embarrassment or self-awareness.

  6. Claverhouse Silver badge

    Have You No Sense Of Decency, Sir ?

    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.

    1. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

      Re: Have You No Sense Of Decency, Sir ?

      Is this part if the CHIPS act? Is the USA trying to onshore the production of irony rather than rely on imports from a single small island off the coast of Europe

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