The U.S. Commerce Department has announced further restrictions on Chinese Huawei Technologies for curbing its access to U.S. Technology. This move from the Trump administration is aimed at cutting the Chinese company’s access to commercially available chips.
The Department added more “Huawei affiliates” to its “entity list.” Asserting that the Chinese tech giant has been using international subsidiaries to circumvent sanctions that prevent the export of US-based technology.
These changes build on restrictions announced in May, adding 38 Huawei affiliates in 21 countries to an economic blacklist as the United States seeks to limit adoption of the company’s 5G technology. But now the latest move will also increase the tension between Beijing and Washington.
To his interview on “Fox and Friends”, President Trump said that “We don’t want their equipment in the United States because they spy on us.”
The industry war between Washington and Beijing escalates as China got huge criticism for its role in the COVID-19 pandemic. However, despite the US decision, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross confirmed on Fox Business that talks with China continue on various levels.
Interestingly, the restriction imposed by the Trump administration in May does not fully go into effect until September 14. The US government has accused Huawei of surveillance on behalf of the Chinese government. But as obvious, the Chinese tech giant has consistently denied these charges.
In the Meantime, reports also suggest that Huawei will stop making its Kirin chipsets next month due to U.S. pressure. Earlier this Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) had announced that it will not ship wafers to Huawei after September 15.