“China expresses serious concern about this and reserves the right to take measures,” a Ministry of Commerce spokesperson said.
Beijing on Thursday said a new US policy to restrict investment in Chinese technology “severely disrupts the security of global industrial and supply chains”.
An unnamed Ministry of Commerce spokesperson said President Joe Biden’s executive order “seriously deviates from the market economy and fair competition principles the US has always promoted, and affects companies’ normal operation decisions, damages the international trade order, and severely disrupts the security of global industrial and supply chains”.
“China expresses serious concern about this and reserves the right to take measures,” the spokesperson said in a statement published by the ministry, without mentioning specific countermeasures.
Biden’s executive order directs the Treasury Department to restrict certain US investments in China in sensitive high-tech sectors, including semiconductors, quantum computing, and artificial intelligence.
China hopes the US will “avoid artificially obstructing global economic and trade exchanges and cooperation, and avoid setting up obstacles for the recovery of the world economy”, the Chinese commerce ministry spokesperson said Thursday.