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China Bans Intel and AMD CPUs in Government Computers

Beijing, China – The Chinese government has issued a directive to phase out government computers that use Intel and AMD processors, according to the Financial Times.

The new directive also calls for the replacement of Microsoft Windows operating systems and foreign database software with domestic alternatives. Chinese authorities have begun implementing the new guidelines immediately.

Chinese officials are instructing government agencies to consider criteria related to “secure and reliable” processors and operating systems when purchasing new computers.

The U.S. government, under the CHIPS Act, intends to reduce its reliance on China and Taiwan for chip production and increase domestic chip production, which includes providing financial assistance for the production of advanced processors.

The Chinese government’s decision to ban Intel and AMD CPUs in government computers is a significant development that could have far-reaching implications for the global technology industry.

The move is likely to further escalate tensions between the U.S. and China over technology and trade. It could also lead to increased scrutiny of other foreign companies operating in China.

The directive is also a sign of China’s growing ambitions to become a self-sufficient technology power. The country has been investing heavily in its domestic semiconductor industry in recent years, and the new directive is likely to accelerate this trend.

It remains to be seen how the ban will impact Intel, AMD, and other foreign technology companies. However, it is clear that the Chinese government is taking a more assertive stance in its efforts to control the technology landscape within its borders.

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