China Speeds Up Replacement of Western PCs and Other Tech

China is speeding up its efforts to lessen reliance on foreign technologies, focusing on nurturing and implementing domestic alternatives, according to Reuters. This strategic shift has been influenced by the tightening restrictions from U.S. government on high-tech exports to China. The initiative has seen a surge in government, military, and state-linked entities pushing for an accelerated adoption of domestic PCs, telecommunication equipment, and software.

Hundreds of Billions in the Game

In 2022, China allocated ¥1.4 trillion (equivalent to $191 billion) towards the substitution of foreign hardware and software with domestic alternatives, representing a 16.2% increase compared to the previous year, as per insights from the IT research entity, First New Voice.

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