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China warns Microsoft, Dell, Samsung and many technology companies will face "catastrophic consequences" if they obey the US ban.


According to a report by the New York Times, the Chinese government convened representatives of US technology companies and other countries to attend a meeting. In particular, these large technology companies are warned they may face "catastrophic consequences" if they obey the US ban.

President Donald Trump's administration has made great efforts to prevent Huawei devices, due to fears of national security issues. Mr. Trump's latest and most powerful move is to ban US technology companies from cooperating and supplying components for Huawei. Many companies, including Google, Intel and Qualcomm, have complied with the ban, ceasing cooperation and supply to Huawei.

In response, the Chinese government also threatened to take retaliatory measures. The latest move is to establish a blacklist of "unreliable" companies, taking action against competition laws. Huawei also accused the US of trying to undermine China's efforts in the race of 5G mobile network technology.

According to Times, the meeting includes the China Economic Planning Agency, the National Development and Reform Commission, as well as members of the Ministry of Commerce, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

The list of participating technology companies was not disclosed, but sources from The Times said there were some familiar names such as software giant Microsoft, Dell computer maker and Samsung smartphone company.

Also in this meeting, Chinese officials urged US companies to convince the President of Donald Trump's Government to withdraw the ban. US companies will not face catastrophic consequences if they continue to maintain normal relationships with their Chinese counterparts.

However, the catastrophic consequences are still unclear and the Chinese government warns here.

Reference: Gizmodo, The Times


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