Computer power

Published: Thursday 31 December 1992

-- China intends to spend about $2 billion in the next two or three years to become a power in the highly competitive computer industry. Chinese officials confirmed recently in Texas they plan to make major purchases of US equipment to produce silicon chips that form the basic component in computers, fax machines, satellites and weapons systems. The sale of most such equipment to China was banned until last year, when the Bush administration lifted restrictions.

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