The Sino-US trade war has taken a new turn. Washington has imposed sanctions on several Chinese technology companies. China is angry. China on Monday demanded the lifting of US export bans on technology companies.
China has demanded the lifting of sanctions in the latest round of escalating conflicts over technology, security, and human rights, the New York Post reported. The country’s foreign ministry has accused the Trump administration of sniffing at China’s internal affairs. Washington has blacklisted eight Chinese companies for persecuting the Muslim community in China’s Xinjiang province.
In addition, it has imposed restrictions on access to American technology for 24 other organizations and government-affiliated organizations. Procurement of goods could be involved with potential military use, they said.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said, the US decision violated the basic rules of international relations and harmed China’s interests. We call on the United States to correct its mistakes, reverse the relevant decisions, and stop interfering in China’s internal affairs.
The measures, announced on Friday, include increased US sanctions against Chinese companies, including technology giant Huawei. Washington says organizations could pose a security threat.
Beijing has previously criticized sanctions imposed on other companies, including Huawei Technologies and video security product provider Hickvision Digital Technology.
The country, which is under pressure over the coronavirus situation, has not yet commented on whether Beijing will retaliate.