China has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) against US restrictions on exports of semiconductors and other high-tech products to Chinese companies. The Ministry of Commerce in Beijing justified the complaint to the WTO arbitration court by accusing the United States of the “typical practice of trade protectionism.” Washington wants to use the embargo to limit China’s access to high-performance chips for applications such as artificial intelligence. Japan and the Netherlands reportedly wanted to join the US export restrictions (China.Table reported). This would bring the US closer to its goal of removing China from the international technology supply chain.
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