China doesn’t want “foreign” PCs

China does not want either the state administration or its public companies to depend on Western technology. In what was certainly an unexpected move, the Asian giant has just ordered that all foreign-brand equipment that is currently being used in its public facilities be replaced. within a maximum period of two years by local manufacturers.

The objective of the communist government is to ensure that cases like Huawei’s do not happen again and to achieve, at least in its administrations, total technological independence. Not exactly a minor challenge. It is estimated that only in the central administration of the state, Chinese officials have to manage the replacement of no less than 50 million computers. To these should be added the various regional and municipal entities and public or state-owned companies. Almost nothing.

If we talk about software, the logical thing is to think that the Government’s intention is to progressively get rid of the dependence it still has on Microsoft and Windows, to go on to opt for a Linux distribution tailored to your needs.

This decision, of course, already has winners and losers: among the latter, Dell and HP, the two brands that have the largest market share in the country. As a clear winner instead is presented lenovowhich probably with Huawei, is called to be the supplier of reference to replace all affected equipment.

However, the intention of the local authorities does not end here and in its road map It is expected that mobile terminals (smartphones and tablets), servers and eventually even “foreign chips” will end up being displaced to favor the “national product”.

The measure is also a breath of fresh air for some Chinese companies that last March were urged to stop do business with Russia. In this country, companies like Lenovo or Xiaomi maintained a position of clear leadership and their exit from the Russian market was more traumatic than for many other American companies.

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