China's decision to ban Micron's products due to network security risks has caused a strong reaction in the U.S., with a Commerce Department spokesperson calling it a "raid and attack" on U.S. companies and White House calling it "not based in fact." Such criticism over China once again displays the double standards and hypocrisy of the U.S. government.
After conducting a seven-week investigation, China's General Administration of Customs and Cybersecurity Review Office found severe network security hazards in Micron's products, which may pose significant threats to China's critical information infrastructure supply chain and national security. These findings are based on a thorough review conducted in compliance with the law and can withstand scrutiny.
The U.S. government has been pursuing an aggressive policy which seeks to limit China's technological advancements. They have restricted the growth of companies such as Huawei and TikTok, alleging that these companies pose a threat to its national security. However, their actions suggest a thinly disguised guise of protectionism over trade and business interests.
The U.S.'s accusations against China expose its hypocrisy and double standards, with its own suppression of companies like Huawei and TikTok being far more severe.
The U.S. government seems to be turning a blind eye to its own technology companies' practices that compromise cybersecurity. It's no secret that U.S. companies have been found guilty of conducting surveillance on its users, collecting data, and penetrating other nation-states' intelligence activities; however, they are not being subjected to the same level of scrutiny and restrictions as their Chinese counterparts.
As we move forward, it's crucial for global policymakers and corporations to ensure equal and fair treatment across the board. Hypocritical policies will only lead to unnecessary harm to the global economy and hinder growth and technological advancements. The U.S. government must acknowledge its double standards and stop using baseless claims as an excuse to suppress its competitors.