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China asks U.S. to stop ‘unreasonable suppression’ of Huawei

(Reuters) — China’s foreign ministry said on Saturday the United States needed to stop the “unreasonable suppression” of Chinese companies like Huawei, and a Chinese newspaper said the government was ready to retaliate against Washington. The Trump administration on Friday moved to block global chip supplies to blacklisted telecoms equipment company Huawei, spurring fears of […]

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U.S. senators urge U.K. to reconsider using Huawei equipment

(Reuters) — Twenty Republican and Democratic U.S. senators came together on Tuesday to urge British lawmakers to reconsider their government’s decision to allow China’s Huawei to be among the suppliers for the country’s 5G mobile telephone network, the latest salvo in U.S. opposition to the plan. “Given the significant security, privacy, and economic threats posed […]

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U.S. approves first licenses for tech sales to Huawei

In an emailed statement, the Commerce Department said it was authorizing only “limited and specific activities which do not pose a significant risk to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States.” Semiconductor companies are among the license recipients, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association. The Commerce Department said the granting of […]

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The US gives Huawei its third 90-day support exemption from export ban

Enlarge / A sign outside Huawai’s offices in Santa Clara, California, August 17, 2017. Getty Images | Smith Collection/Gado For six months now, the Trump Administration has banned US companies from doing business with Huawei. Nearly the entire time, there has also been a “temporary general export license” provision that allows current Huawei customers to continue […]