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China's parliament opposes U.S. bill on Chinese tech threat

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By Reuters
Dispute over China tech measure delays vote on massive U.S. defense bill
Dispute over China tech measure delays vote on massive U.S. defense bill   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021

BEIJING – China’s parliament expressed indignation and opposition on Wednesday to a U.S. bill aimed at countering a technology threat from the Asian giant, the official Xinhua news agency said.

In a statement, the foreign affairs committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) said the bill displayed a Cold War mentality, smearing China’s domestic and foreign policies and interfering in its internal affairs, the agency said.

The U.S. Senate voted 68-32 on Tuesday to approve a sweeping package of legislation intended to boost the country’s ability to compete with Chinese technology.