U.S. Trade Measures Choking China's Military
The US intends to impose limitations on China's military through trade restrictions on the most advanced computer chips, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said, Joe Fisher reported for United Press International (UPI).
Chinese Minister of Commerce Weng Wentao invited Raimondo, making her the first Commerce secretary in five years to hold a meeting in China. I Photo: Secretary Gina Raimondo X
Appearing on NBC's Meet the Press, Raimondo said the US will sell billions of dollars worth of semiconductor chips to China. Those chips will not be as sophisticated as those needed for military applications.
Raimondo was asked if the US would export chips to China "in a way that China doesn't feel we're trying to choke their military technology." She responded that the US does, in fact, intend to limit the capabilities of the Chinese military.
Raimondo is the fourth high-level US official to make a trip to China this year, following Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and CIA Director Bill Burns.
Chinese Minister of Commerce Weng Wentao invited Raimondo, making her the first Commerce secretary in five years to hold a meeting in China.
She told NBC that she confronted the officials about being attacked by Chinese hackers this year. "They did hack me, which was unappreciated, to say the least," she said. "I brought it up, clearly. Put it right on the table. Didn't pull any punches."