U.S. Engages in Game of "Catch Me If You Can" with Nvidia on Rules, Says State-Controlled China News
According to the Global Times, a state-controlled newspaper in China, the United States' restrictions on China have created a game of "catch me if you can" with Nvidia and other companies.
These restrictions have affected the interests of both countries and are expected to accelerate Chinese innovation.
The newspaper commented that the ongoing back-and-forth between Nvidia and the U.S. government highlights the challenges faced by high-tech enterprises operating in a politically charged environment.
The Global Times described the situation as a story of a legitimate business facing strong political interference in free trade. It emphasised that such interference is not amusing for commercial companies and can have negative consequences for both China and the U.S. The U.S. restrictions on chips, aimed at preventing China from accessing cutting-edge technologies for military purposes, have created an atmosphere of fear and uncertainty in the market.
Nvidia, a leading chip manufacturer, recently announced that new U.S. export restrictions would block sales of two high-end AI chips, the A800 and H800, that were specifically created for the Chinese market.
The new rules impose limitations on the computing power of chips and introduce a "grey zone" where licenses may be required for shipments to China. In response, Nvidia is reportedly planning to release new artificial intelligence chips, including the HGX H20, L20 PCIe and L2 PCIe, which have undergone some computing power adjustments.
The Global Times highlighted that U.S. companies are actively seeking ways to comply with the regulations and find workarounds. However, it also suggested that as long as the U.S. remains committed to restricting China, the game of "catch me if you can" will continue indefinitely. The newspaper believes that these restrictions will ultimately drive and accelerate independent innovation in China's high-tech industries.
It is important to note that the opinions expressed in the Global Times article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Reuters News.
U.S. restrictions on China have created a game of "catch me if you can" with Nvidia and other companies.
The restrictions affect the interests of both countries and are expected to accelerate Chinese innovation.
The ongoing back-and-forth between Nvidia and the U.S. government highlights the challenges faced by high-tech enterprises.