On Sunday, President Donald Trump’s decision to authorize an increase in sales of US technology products to Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei will only apply to products widely available around the world and leave more sensitive equipment out of reach.
National Economic Council chairman Larry Kudlow said on “Fox News Sunday.”
“All that is going to happen is Commerce will grant some additional licenses where there is a general availability of the parts the company needs,”
“US microchip firms in particular are selling products that are widely available from other countries. This not a general amnest. The national security concerns will remain paramount,”
The partial lifting of restrictions on Huawei was a key element in the agreement reached this weekend between President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping to reopen trade negotiations between the two countries.
It has drawn bipartisan censure from US senators who are worried that Huawei has close ties to Chinese intelligence agencies that could utilize the global distribution of its technology.
“There will be a lot of pushback if it is a major concession to Huawei,” South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsay Graham said on “Meet the Press.”
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17 November, 2019