Skip to comments.Tougher Huawei restrictions have stalled after the Pentagon objects, sources say
Posted on 01/27/2020 10:46:10 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
WASHINGTON The Trump administration has temporarily shelved a proposed rule change that would further restrict American sales to Huawei, the Chinese telecom giant, after some officials in the Defense Department and other agencies argued that the measure, which was intended to protect national security, could actually undermine it, according to people familiar with the matter.
The rule change, which multiple government agencies were reviewing, would close a loophole that allowed technology companies like Intel and Micron to continue shipping chips, software and other products to Huawei despite a ban that prevented the Chinese company from buying some American products.
Some government officials have objected to the tougher restrictions, arguing they could discourage the use of American components abroad, weakening American firms and the countrys technological competitiveness.
The rule has been withdrawn from the Office of Management and Budget, effectively putting the tighter limits on hold. The change, along with other China technology issues, will be discussed in a meeting of President Donald Trumps top advisers, though a date has yet to be set, one of the people said.
The measure is the latest in a series of steps the Trump administration has taken to combat what it describes as a pressing security threat: Chinas acquisition of advanced technologies that could give the country both a commercial and a military edge. Many of those efforts have focused on Huawei, which sells global telecom equipment that American officials fear will give Beijing new channels for control and surveillance. Huawei says that its networks are secure and that it does not spy for the Chinese government.
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