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China will respond firmly with countermeasures if the United States decides to impose sanctions on Chinese companies or individuals under the pretext of the Russian-Ukrainian military conflict, which some US government officials have threatened, the ministry said. Chinese Foreign Affairs.
“The United States cannot impose the so-called sanctions and long-arm jurisdiction on Chinese companies or individuals when dealing with their dealings with Russia. The United States has no reason to undermine the China’s legitimate rights, otherwise China will be forced to respond with a firm and resolute response,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said Thursday.
Zhao added that it is clear that sanctions can never effectively solve problems and will only cause new problems to arise.
According to a New York Times report, a U.S. government official said the Biden administration may choose to cut SMIC and other Chinese chipmakers’ access to U.S. equipment and software, “if they violate the US ban on Russian access to semiconductors.
Ma Jihua, a veteran technology analyst, told the Global Times that U.S. threats to sanction Chinese companies would likely only be “threats” because such sanctions would also hurt the U.S. economy if implemented. artwork.
“If the United States extends sanctions to Chinese mobile phone companies that use American chips, it means a blow to most of the American technology company’s downstream customers, because Chinese customers represent a significant part of their income,” Ma said.
Chinese officials have repeatedly said that China will continue to conduct normal trade and economic cooperation with Russia, and China resolutely opposes the use of illegal unilateral sanctions that will bring hardship to people’s livelihood while by aggravating divisions and confrontation.