Chinese chipmakers trade group the China Semiconductor Industry Association (CSIA) issued a strongly worded statement on Wednesday, following reports that the governments of the United States, the Netherlands, and Japan have reached an agreement to impose new export controls on Chinese chip manufacturing. The CSIA said it opposed “restrictions that could destroy the ecology of the global semiconductor industry” and confirmed China’s determination to integrate itself into the industry. In the statement, the CSIA warned that the new restrictions would disturb global trade liberalization and break the balance between supply and demand, which it claimed will cause “long-term harm to the interests of global consumers.” The industry association, a member of the World Semiconductor Council (WSC) since 2006, called on the global semiconductor industry and international academia to safeguard the globalization of the semiconductor industry, and maintain cooperation to create widespread benefits. [CSIA, in Chinese]