China blasted the latest U.S. move to tighten export curbs on Saturday 

claiming that it violates international economic and trade norms 

and will “isolate and backfire” on the United States by making it  

more difficult for China to acquire and produce advanced computing circuits. 

According to Mao Ning, a spokeswoman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry 

because of the necessity to maintain its sci-tech monopoly 

the U.S. exploits export control procedures to 

intentionally restrict and suppress Chinese firms 

She claimed that it would harm both the legitimate rights