The US needs to listen to domestic voices calling for reason, and stop blocking and crippling Chinese companies, said Mao Ning, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Friday.
According to reports, an American industry coalition letter noted that 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) amendment banning government agencies from doing business with Chinese semiconductor manufacturers is not clearly defined in laws or regulations, and will present huge burdens to contractors and the government.
“The NDAA is essentially U.S. domestic legislation. That said, we firmly reject inserting negative content about China into the draft legislation,” Mao said during a daily news briefing.
“The U.S. needs to stop politicizing, weaponizing and ideologizing economic, trade and sci-tech issues, respect the law of the market economy and free trade rules, and defend the security and stability of global industrial and supply chains,” Mao said.