In three years, officials did not have foreign computers and software.
The Main Directorate of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China issued a directive obliging all government and state institutions to stop using foreign computer equipment and software for three years.
This was reported by AFR. The new requirement puts companies such as HP, Dell and Microsoft at risk. Chinese officials will be forced to switch to locally produced computers and with local software.
It is noted that the aim of the directive was not only to strengthen security and a “symmetrical” response to US sanctions, but also to encourage Chinese consumers to switch to local high-tech products.
Officials and government agencies should replace 30% of the devices in 2020, another 50% in 2021, and the remaining 20% in 2022. According to analysts, it will be necessary to replace from 20 to 30 million copies of equipment.