Monday, December 9, 2019

Beijing Orders All Government Offices To Replace Foreign PCs And Software

The Guardian: China tells government offices to remove all foreign computer equipment

Directive is likely to be a blow to US multinational companies like HP, Dell and Microsoft.

China has ordered that all foreign computer equipment and software be removed from government offices and public institutions within three years, the Financial Times reports.

The government directive is likely to be a blow to US multinational companies like HP, Dell and Microsoft and mirrors attempts by Washington to limit the use of Chinese technology, as the trade war between the countries turns into a tech cold war.

The Trump administration banned US companies from doing business with Chinese Chinese telecommunications company Huawei earlier this year and in May, Google, Intel and Qualcomm announced they would freeze cooperation with Huawei.

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WNU Editor: This is a move by China to boost Huawei. But this only adds to the problems of Huawei .... Forget Trump—Huawei Now Has A Major New Problem In China (Forbes).

1 comment:

opit said...

You see this as adding to the problems of Huwei. I see it as adding to problems of US companies flogging computers and Operating Systems to foreign customers - especially governments. It isn't as if Open Source was not already a preferred platform in some countries.