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To List or Not to List? Biden Administration Faces Dilemma on Chinese Phone Company with Past Ties to Huawei

The Biden administration is divided over whether to add Chinese smartphone maker Honor Device Co. Ltd. to an export blacklist due to past connections with Chinese tech company Huawei. This case illustrates the difficulties in drawing lines related to national security, as the United States continues to refine its export

Multilateral Cooperation on Export Controls Is Priority, U.S. Commerce Official Says

During a hearing at the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on September 8, a U.S. Commerce Department official said that multilateral cooperation is more important than unilateral use of export controls, especially in the context of the “foreign direct product rule.” Speaking on the Administration Views

Proposed Legislation Would Restrict American Rescue Plan Funds from Being Used to Purchase Chinese Telecoms Equipment

Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) have introduced legislation entitled the "American Telecommunications Security Act" that they say would "prohibit federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act from being used to purchase Chinese telecommunications equipment, including from Huawei and ZTE." According to the Treasury Department, the American

Swedish Court Upholds Government Decision to Ban Huawei in 5G Networks

On June 22, the Administrative Court of Sweden issued a ruling that upheld a government ban on using Chinese tech company Huawei’s equipment in the country’s 5G network. In the ruling, the Administrative Court made it clear that it deferred to government decisions about national security, because “only

FCC Program for Removal and Replacement of Chinese Telecoms Equipment Moves Forward

On July 13, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted an order that updates the rules on reimbursing telecoms companies for the cost of removing, replacing, and disposing of communications equipment that "poses an unacceptable risk to national security." The target of this action is equipment from Chinese companies

February 5th Canadian Parliament Discussion of Huawei and 5G Networks

At the Canadian Parliament’s House of Commons debate on February 5, 2021, MP James Cummings of the Conservative party pressed William Amos, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, on a ban on Huawei 5G products. Amos refused to make comments on specific companies, but
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