US cuts China’s skin and its own nerves: Global Times editorial – Community News
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US cuts China’s skin and its own nerves: Global Times editorial

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The US Department of Commerce on Wednesday blacklisted 27 entities from countries including China and Pakistan, citing national security and diplomatic concerns. Some of the entities were charged with assisting the Chinese military’s quantum computing efforts and acquiring or attempting to acquire “items of US origin in support of military applications.” Twelve of the 27 entities are based in China, including Hangzhou Zhongke Microelectronics, Hunan Goke Microelectronics and Xi’an Aerospace Huaxun Technology.

This was the second time the Biden administration has taken action against Chinese companies. In June, Biden signed an order banning US investment in 59 Chinese companies. While the Biden administration has embraced detente with China, the technological “decoupling” that began in the Trump era has been emphasized even further under Biden.

The claim that those Chinese companies are aiding the Chinese military’s quantum computers has been fabricated by Washington, whose real intention is to deal a blow to China’s technological progress and slow China’s pace in this area. They think cutting off the supply of chips and equipment to Chinese high-tech companies would work.

When supply chains are cut off, any business would face problems. But all Chinese companies are supported by an industrial system of China that is much more advanced than that of the US. The US brutally treating Chinese entities will incentivize this system of China to adapt and accelerate the breaking of the stranglehold. As a result, China will make even more technological progress, while US companies will gradually lose more markets.

The areas where the US leads the way are shrinking. This is because technological and economic factors are moving around the world. Meanwhile, the manufacturing industry in the US has become much smaller compared to China. Thus, it is impossible for the US to maintain its systemic benefits. As the fundamentals that underpin innovation in China become more systematic and our ability to achieve major breakthroughs strengthens, it is an irreversible trend that the US will stimulate progress in China in the areas it is trying to stifle China.

China’s need has significantly increased the market return of high technology research and development (R&D) in the US, while strengthening the business approach to those R&Ds. It is a mutually beneficial relationship between China and the US. Washington destroys such relationships by increasing the number of high-tech companies targeted. The Biden administration has pushed major federal spending programs, including infusing taxpayers’ money into advanced technologies, strategically aligned with their “decoupling” from China. The US is moving towards a “planned economy” in which much of the market-driven R&D in the future will be government-driven.

It will eventually turn out that a technological “decoupling” between China and the US will shake and affect the US more than China. China is good at solving problems. Now it has a new problem to solve, but it is generally familiar with what to do. However, the US used to be the leader in technological innovation, but has become a conservative guardian of past achievements. It created opportunities in accordance with market rules, but has become dependent on state-supported investment and subsidies for international competition. The US pushed itself away from the country’s “foundation doctrine.”

China has no strategic concerns. The US has hurt its own nerves by cutting China’s skin. Major countries like China and the US can pursue any goal, but what is difficult is to ensure their path and remain synergistic with the development of their society while releasing their own power. As the US tries to disconnect from China, nothing has changed with China, just some new pressing tasks. But the US has lost itself in fear. What has happened this year has shown that the mess of the US supply chain is far worse than China’s, and the longer it goes on, the more it will prove who has lost more.