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Trump administration pressed Dutch hard to cancel China chip-equipment sale – sources

Trump administration pressed Dutch hard to cancel China chip-equipment sale – sources

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  1. As they should. China can not be trusted.

  2. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-asml-holding-usa-china-insight/trump-administration-pressed-dutch-hard-to-cancel-china-chip-equipment-sale-sources-idUKKBN1Z50H5) reduced by 86%. (I’m a bot)
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    > WASHINGTON/AMSTERDAM/SAN FRANCISCO – The Trump administration mounted an extensive campaign to block the sale of Dutch chip manufacturing technology to China, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lobbying the Netherlands government and White House officials sharing a classified intelligence report with the country's Prime Minister, people familiar with the effort told Reuters.

    > The effort culminated in the White House on July 18 when Deputy National Security Advisor Charles Kupperman raised the issue with Dutch officials during the visit of Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte, who was given an intelligence report on the potential repercussions of China acquiring ASML's technology, according to a former U.S. government official familiar with the matter.

    > With no way to block the sale directly, the Trump administration pressed its Dutch ally to consider the security issues.

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  3. All administrations should press one another to cancel China shit. Just common sense

  4. >The high-level push, which has not previously been reported, demonstrates the importance the White House places on preventing China from getting hold of a machine required to make the world’s fastest microprocessors.

    If asked, I’m sure the US government would insist it was for “national security” reasons and had nothing to do with the government using its clout to secure an advantage for American companies.

    At times, they can be just as shady as the Chinese.

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