OPINIONS It's mission impossible trying to foil China's tech progress


It's mission impossible trying to foil China's tech progress

China Daily

22:35, May 27, 2019

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The US administration is attempting to squeeze the space for international cooperation by arbitrarily rejecting free and fair competition. People's Daily comments:

It is a surprise that some US politicians openly go against the trend of times by trying to use politics to kill competition and eliminate space for international cooperation at the cost of the other countries' development rights and interests.

The US administration is abusing its state power to open fire on Chinese high-tech enterprises, such as Huawei, that have secured their leading status through long-term inputs and hard work in research and development.

Without providing any evidence, the US administration claims Huawei is stealing secrets and is a threat to US security as pretexts for banning US enterprises from doing business with Huawei and other Chinese enterprises.

These high-handed moves are unreasonable and arbitrary.

The US administration is fully aware of the laws of science and technology development and the benefits of market competition. Its technology hegemony will also hurt the interests of US enterprises. The reason behind its insistence on putting Chinese companies on its blacklist is that the US will not brook any challengers to itself in science and technology, and it is using political means to delay Huawei's development so that the US enterprises can have more time to catch up with it.

The US' imperiousness is self-evident.

It is normal for some technology enterprises to be at the forefront of an industry. By cooperating with Huawei, US enterprises would have a better chance of catching up with it and even surpassing it through their inputs into research and development of the next generation telecommunications technology. What the US administration is doing is to forcefully sever the business and technology cooperation among the companies.

The United States has advocated market economy and free competition whenever its enterprises meet difficulties in entering other countries. But when it comes to foreign companies entering the US market, it instantly reboots with another operating system.

Worse, the US is also coercing other countries to contain Huawei, which will necessarily lead to a reshuffle of the global supply chains of some industries.

The US administration's containment of Huawei and other Chinese companies will not hamper China's advancement in science and technology, but it has awakened it to the harsh reality that although economic globalization is a trend, it must have self-sufficiency in key technologies.

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