China downplays Micron ban as individual case, not broader US firm targeting

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China is attempting to mitigate the fallout from its recent decision to partially ban sales of US chipmaker Micron‘s products in the country on national security grounds. The ban has been challenged by Washington, which views it as a deliberate targeting of US businesses in response to export controls imposed on China.

However, Chinese authorities, including the foreign ministry and the commerce ministry, have downplayed the issue, describing it as an isolated case and not part of a broader campaign against US firms.

Commerce Minister Wang Wentao reassured American companies such as Johnson & Johnson and Honeywell at a meeting in Shanghai that China would continue to welcome US business investment. Meanwhile, the ruling that Micron products pose a threat to national security and China’s key information infrastructure operators have been met with relative…

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