Trump’s Crackdown on China’s Huawei Is Escalating the Trade War



Alex Ward | Vox

The United States has increased pressure on China by placing one of its top technology companies on a list that some refer to as receiving the “death penalty.”

On Wednesday, the Trump administration announced that it put the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei and 70 affiliates on its “Entity List.” That prohibits Huawei from buying parts from US companies without federal government approval. Since Huawei is reliant on US suppliers for parts like chips, it could prove a major blow to the Chinese firm.

Huawei, unsurprisingly, is unhappy about the decision, saying in a statement that America’s “unreasonable restrictions will infringe upon Huawei’s rights and raise other serious legal issues.”

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