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China to dump US components for all government PCs by 2022

By Ken Wong - on 11 Dec 2019, 1:49pm

China to dump US components for all government PCs by 2022

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According to news reports, the Chinese Government has announced plans to reduce its reliance on foreign technology, specifically that from the United States, by all Chinese government and public-facing offices to replace any equipment featuring foreign components such as processors from Intel or Microsoft’s Windows operating system.

The Financial Times says that the move is part a larger movement spurred on by previous policies like the Cyber Security Law that was passed back in 2017 and the Chinese government’s overarching Made in China 2025 directive. It has gained in impetus recently given the trade tensions with the United States and the blacklisting of Huawei.

HP, Dell, Intel, and AMD are expected to be possible losers in this while Lenovo, already one of the largest PC makers in the world is seen as a company who will benefit from the directive.

By moving away from Windows, it is widely expected that the Chinese government will turn towards locally developed Linux called Kylin OS.                                      

Source: Financial Times , The Straits Times

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