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US puts more pressure on Huawei

by on17 August 2020

Blacklist grows

Donald Trump's administration intends to turn the screws further on Chinese tech giant Huawei.

According to Reuters, the US will prevent Huawei from “evasive measures”, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told Fox Business. “The new rule makes it clear that any use of American software or American fabrication equiption is banned and requires a licence”.

"Evasive measures" apparently means buying components from third parties.

The US has also added 38 Huawei affiliates across 21 countries to an economic blacklist.

* In other Huawei news, chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, detained in Canada, will go to court today in an attempt to force the country's attorney general to release documents showing “abuse of process” when she was arrested. The US wants to extradite her on an alleged fraud charge. She was arrested in late 2018 and is currently under house arrest in Vancouver.


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