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China Warns Dutch of ‘Consequences’ to Chip Tech Ban – SCMP

Tan Jian, the Chinese ambassador to the Netherlands, says export restrictions on Dutch chip technology will not be ‘just swallowed’

Trainees learn how to build and operate an EUV machine at the training center at ASML Holding in Tainan
ASML, a key supplier to chipmakers, has been restricted from selling its most advanced tools to China since 2019. Photo: Reuters.


Beijing’s ambassador to the Netherlands has warned that there will be “consequences” for the Dutch after they decided to join the US in restricting the export of advanced chip-making equipment to China, the SCMP reported.

“This will not be without consequences. I’m not going to speculate on countermeasures, but China won’t just swallow this,” ambassador Tan Jian said in an interview with Dutch newspaper Het Financieele Dagblad. The Dutch firm ASML is the world’s leading producer of photolithography machines crucial to making advanced microchips.

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  • By Sean O’Meara


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Sean O'Meara

Sean O'Meara is an Editor at Asia Financial. He has been a newspaper man for more than 30 years, working at local, regional and national titles in the UK as a writer, sub-editor, page designer and print editor. A football, cricket and rugby fan, he has a particular interest in sports finance.


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