Intel despatched a letter to suppliers lately stating solutions manufactured in Xinjiang need to not be made use of in its chips.

It and other organizations are below tension from a number of Western nations to get rid of the use of solutions from Xinjiang around slavery fears.

Intel’s letter said it was “expected to ensure that its supply chain does not use any labour or resource merchandise or products and services from the Xinjiang location” owing to limitations imposed by “numerous governments”.

The letter sparked a backlash on Chinese social media, although the International Situations newspaper accused Intel of “biting the hand that feeds it”.

Its editorial said: “What we want to do is to make it progressively pricey for organizations to offend China”.

Intel has since apologised for the “difficulties” the assertion triggered.

“We apologise for the difficulties triggered to our revered Chinese buyers, companions and the general public. Intel is dedicated to turning into a trusted technology lover and accelerating joint growth with China,” the corporation said.