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China Targets Western Interests Amid US-Led Tech Blockade

TRUTH PUKE’S TAKE: China is retaliating against Western interests in the country by slapping new sanctions on US weapons companies, starting an investigation into US chipmaker Micron, and detaining of a senior executive from Japan’s Astellas Pharma group.

China’s recent sanctions, investigations, and raids on foreign companies show President Xi Jinping’s strategy of targeting specific industries and companies with little risk to China’s interests.

The move is seen as a response to the US-led “technology blockade”, but experts say China is likely to refrain from acting against companies critical to economic recovery. However, the decision to detain staff from foreign companies raises the possibility of hostage diplomacy, which could escalate if relations with the West deteriorate.

Beijing is also considering curbing Western access to materials and technologies critical to the global car industry, which could cause anxiety for the US, European, Japanese, and Korean governments.

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