China targets US ‘bullying’ for its tech firms


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China has targeted the US, saying its tech firms are victims of “naked bullying”.

The allegations came after the Chinese government launched a new set of global guidelines for technology companies.

Its new initiative is illegally obtaining data and mass surveillance of people.

Last month, a similar data privacy effort was announced by the US called The Clean Network.

It is the latest skirmish between Washington and Beijing over data security issues that have already embraced Tiktok, Huawei and WeChat.

In recent months, the Trump administration has taken steps to block Chinese tech firms such as Huawei and Chinese apps including Ticketok and WeChat, saying they pose a threat to national security.

State Council of China Wang Wang Yi said, “Some individual countries are aggressively following unilateral religion, throwing dirty water into other countries under the pretext of ‘cleanliness’ and global attacks on other companies’ major companies under the pretext of security are doing.”

“It is naked bullying and should be resisted and rejected.”

On Tuesday, Mr. Wang said that the new initiative also calls for tech firms – their services do not create clandestine access to a company’s data and networks.

The US has often accused Chinese telecom provider Huawei of being backside in their devices.

“Wang data security regulations that reflect the wishes of all countries and respect the interests of all parties should be reached on the basis of universal participation by all parties,” Mr. Wang said.

Cleaning

China’s global data protection plan states that tech companies should not engage in large-scale surveillance of other countries or illegally obtain information from foreign nationals using technology.

In August, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo launched Clean Network, a global blueprint to exclude Chinese telecom firms, apps, cloud providers from the Internet infrastructure used by the US and other countries.

“We call on all freedom-loving nations and companies to join clean networks,” Mr. Pompio said. More than 30 countries and territories have signed according to the State Department.

China’s initiative to set global standards on data security has been praised by a legal expert.

Carolyn Bigg said, “China has a really strong data security network and the US is nowhere near this level because it has no national level laws. This announcement by China to protect consumers and prevent data misuse Looks like a practical approach. ” A technology and communications lawyer at the law firm DLA Piper told the BBC.

Increasing stress

This week, Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), China’s largest chip maker, was targeted for the US government blacklist.

It would prohibit suppliers from providing US-based technology without special permission.

On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump stressed his desire to “disintegrate” from China.

Mr. Trump said, “Whether it is decompiling, or already doing, like in heavy duty, we will end our dependence on China, because we cannot trust China.”

The Indian government has also banned TikTok and dozens of more Chinese-made apps, which it says are a threat to the country.