China Begins A Computer Purge

Does not want foreign computers and operating systems in state offices and government-controlled companies.

The Chinese government plans to replace all foreign-brand computers currently used in state offices and corporations backed or controlled from Beijing within the next two years. And not only do they have their sights set on hardware, they also want teams to stop using operating systems developed outside the country, such as Windows, and start using their own.

This is a measure that could mean the substitution of more than 50 million computers from companies such as Dell or HP -two of the largest PC vendors in the world- in favor of local companies such as Lenovo, and that will start, according to the Bloomberg agency, in the middle of May.

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The decision is part of a new strategy developed by the central government to avoid the country's dependence on technology from the US, a situation that is considered increasingly risky from a geopolitical point of view.

The recent tariffs and the inclusion of Chinese companies, such as Huawei, on the list of entities with which US companies cannot do business have shown the Chinese government how precarious the situation can become if the support of these devices or your operating system crashed.

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But other factors also influence the decision, such as the new guidelines on information security and data protection and Beijing's desire to encourage and promote local brands and developers, who in recent years have managed to create much more competitive and adapted software. to the needs of the country's companies.

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Although the goal is to try to reduce dependence on foreign technology as much as possible, it is unlikely that China will succeed in isolating itself completely. It has strong local brands, like the aforementioned Lenovo, but still relies on components designed outside the country, like processors from Intel and AMD or modems from Qualcomm, which are vital to these devices.

Different agencies and companies will still be able to buy foreign equipment if they need it for exceptional cases, but only after receiving government approval.

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