Japan and the Netherlands join the United States against China to limit access to silicon machinery
The Bloomberg portal reports that Japan and the Netherlands have jointly joined the United States to limit the Chinese government's access to semi-conductor machinery, in an attempt to curb the Chinese giant's access to this technology. According to what the portal's sources report, officials from the three countries are watching this blockade behind closed doors in Washington and probably will not make any official announcement.
Any restrictions taken will be discreet but effective. Japan and the Netherlands have companies linked to semiconductors and would force them not to do business with the Chinese government or company, limiting the restriction to these.
This initiative was born after the announcement by President Biden's administration to limit technologies related to the military, as well as artificial intelligence.
Some fear that these restrictions, instead of doing good, will encourage the Chinese government and companies to develop their own technology.