Washington presses Dutch administration hard to sidestep China chip-equipment sale


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Washington presses Dutch administration hard to sidestep China chip-equipment sale

US President Donald Trump alongside his Administration had set off an exclusive campaign aimed at blocking the sales of Dutch chip manufacturing technology to China, while the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo had led the lobbying group that persuaded the Dutch Government not to reach an accord with Beijing on chip technology transfer, at least five people familiar with subject-matter had unveiled on Monday, the 6th of January 2020.

Aside from that, people familiar with the matter had also added on Monday (January 6th) that the Dutch Government agreed to set aside its chip technology transfer deal with Beijing after the US Administration had shared a classified intelligence report with the Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutt, the centre-right leader of Netherlands serving the nation since 2010.

In point of fact, following breakout of the media report that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo alongside his lobbying group had forged a high-level push to Netherlands’ Government to prevent a China chip technology transfer deal, several analysts were quoted saying that the latest Trump Administration move had been underscoring the extent of significance Washington had placed to prevent Beijing from gaining any kind of leverages to get hold of a particular chip that would have built the world’s fastest microprocessor.