President Donald Trump’s administration just struck against China’s Huawei Technology by moving to block the communications company from global chip suppliers. The move “cuts off Huawei’s efforts to undermine U.S. export controls,” says Trump’s Commerce Department.
Trump administration acted to block the shipping semiconductors to Huawei Technologies from global chipmakers in a spiraling conflict of tension between China and the United States. According to Reuters, the U.S. Commerce Department stated the new export rule was put in place to “strategically target Huawei’s acquisition of semiconductors that are the direct product of certain U.S. software and technology.”
China was not happy with news.
According to China’s state-run Global Times the Chinese authorities responded by saying it was ready to put U.S. companies on an “unreliable entity list.”
Trump’s Commerce Department is not backing down. “This is not how a responsible global corporate citizen behaves,” Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said. “We must amend our rules exploited by Huawei and HiSilicon and prevent U.S. technologies from enabling malign activities contrary to U.S. national security and foreign policy interests.”
This is the right move. China can’t be trusted and we should stop being willing accomplices to our most dangerous enemy.