The Chinese government is ordering its telecommunications providers to remove foreign chips from its networks in favor of domestic-made replacements.

According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, under the order from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), chips such as those made by companies including Intel and AMD will need to be removed by 2027.

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Impacted operators include China Telecom, China Mobile, and China Unicom, all of which will also be required to provide officials with a timeline for the removal.

The move mimics a 2019 order from the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which barred equipment from Chinese vendors Huawei and ZTE from US networks, citing concerns that the companies could be forced to place backdoors in equipment which could lead to information being passed back to the Chinese government.

To support the removal of this networking kit, the FCC agreed to provide up to $1.9 billion for communications providers that have 10 million or fewer subscribers. However, funding applications hit $4.98 billion, creating a $3.08 billion shortfall, and in January 2024, the FCC revealed that only five companies had completed the removal of banned Chinese telecom equipment.

In Europe, the UK, Denmark, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania have all banned Huawei from playing a part in their 5G network infrastructure.

Last month the MIIT issued similar guidance that will also see US-made processors phased out of government PCs and servers, ordering agencies to make the switch to “safe and reliable” solutions when purchasing technology.

The WSJ reported that in 2023, 27 percent of Intel’s revenue came from the Chinese market, with AMD generating 15 percent of its sales from the country during the same year.