The U.S. Congress passed a new law prohibiting the purchase of any process equipment in China. Beijing criticized Washington's initiative and assured that such measures will benefit the development of bilateral relations.
The new ban will affect first of all the departments of Justice and Commerce, as well as affect NASA. These institutions are no longer able to buy the Chinese information technology equipment without the approval of the federal government. Thus, the new initiative does not explicitly restrict buying IT systems in China, but greatly complicates the process, explain the American media.