Once again, things in China are not quite fine and dandy since the country plans to make millions of PCs get rid of any hardware and software manufactured abroad. The Chinese government already ordered a total ban for all the foreign PC hardware and operating systems present on government computers. This automatically includes important hardware manufacturers like NVIDIA or Intel, but also software services providers like Microsoft. The news has been brought to the public by Financial Times.
The whole plan is to replace 30 percent of PCs and software until the end of 2020, 80 percent in the next year 2021, and ultimately 100 percent by 2022.
Could it be an act of revenge?
Recently, the government from the United States banned Huawei so that no Google apps and services will be present in the next phones launched by the Chinese company. This created a huge negative impact on the Chinese market since everyone knows how crucial are nowadays apps/services like Google Maps, Waze, YouTube, Gmail, Google Drive, and many others.
For instance, the Huawei Mate 30 lineup has been launched back in September without any Google apps. Those are some high-tech smartphones: they are equipped with 6/8 GB of RAM, 40 MP for the camera, OLED screens of 6.62 inches, 107.6 cm2 (~87.9% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 2340 pixels, a CPU of Octa-core (2×2.86 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2×2.09 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×1.86 GHz Cortex-A55). On the rear, the phones are each equipped with a triple camera: the first is an 40 MP, f/1.8, 27mm (wide), 1/1.54″, PDAF, Laser AF, the second is 8 MP, f/2.4, 80mm (telephoto), 1/4″, PDAF, Laser AF, OIS, 3x optical zoom, while the last one is 16 MP, f/2.2, 17mm (ultrawide).
Since plenty of hardware components and services are created in the United States, the decision of the Chinese government to ban all foreign hardware and software from the government’s computers can be interpreted as an act of revenge.