China to Replace Foreign PCs: Financial Times

China – the world’s second largest market – is ordering all government offices to remove foreign computer equipment before 2023. The government is encouraging more reliance on Chinese-made technologies while also responding to the Trump administration’s efforts to discourage US businesses and allies from purchasing Huawei and other Chinese-made equipment, report Yuan Yang and Nian Liu for Financial Times. Some estimates suggest that as many as 30 million pieces of hardware may need to be replaced – with goals of 30 percent in 2020, 50 percent in 2021 and 20 percent in 2022. If Chinese consumers follow the government’s lead, then US technology companies could lose $150 million in revenues. The move will be disruptive for software makers who develop products for Microsoft, Apple and other systems. China will have to define “Made in China” because computers made by Chinese-owned companies like Lenova have many parts including chips made by Intel. Also, Asian firms export the bulk of computer devices. – YaleGlobal

China to Replace Foreign PCs: Financial Times

Chinese communist party directive aims to boost domestic tech supply chain and orders government offices to replace foreign PCs and software by 2023
Yuan Yang and Nian Liu
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Read the article from the Financial Times about a China order for state offices to purchase Chinese computers and software. 

Yuan Yang is China tech correspondent for the FT. She is co-founder of the campaign, Rethinking Economics, that is calling for a more relevant curriculum that reflects real-world events. Nian Liu is a technology researcher.

Others 	20% Thailand	3% Czech Republic	4% Germany	4% Hong Kong 	6% US	7% Netherlands	8% Mexico	8% China 	41%

Cross-border sales of computers: Asia leads in highest dollar worth of exported computer devices, 60 percent of the total worth more than $230 billion; European exporters sold about 24 percent and North America sold 15 percent (Source: World’s Top Exports)

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