China Blasts US Procurement Restrictions

A report in Global Times notes China’s criticism of the US government’s recent security related trade restrictions against Chinese companies:

 On March 26, the US passed a spending bill that restricted the US Commerce and Justice departments, space agency NASA and the National Science Foundation from buying IT products from firms thought to be “owned, operated or subsidized” by China.

The agencies can buy the technology, but only after consulting with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and if there is not believed to be any risk of “cyber espionage or sabotage associated with the acquisition of the system,” according to the bill.

S. Shengxia, “Trade body slams US restrictions on IT,” Global Times, April 22, 2013.



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