Donald Trump led administration has imposed an additional sanctions on China’s Huawei, a move aimed at further limiting the tech giant’s access to computer chips and other technology.
A Commerce Department statement added 38 Huawei affiliates around the world to the “entity list,” claiming that the company was using international subsidiaries to circumvent the sanctions which prevent export of US-based technology.
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Huawei and its affiliates “have worked through third parties to harness US technology in a manner that undermines US national security and foreign policy interests.”
US officials have argued Huawei poses a security risk because of its links to the Beijing government, a claim denied by the company.
The toughening of sanctions comes amid heightened US-China tensions and claims by Washington that Chinese firms are being used for spying, despite repeated denials.
President Donald Trump has sought to ban the wildly popular mobile application TikTok if it is not divested by its Chinese parent firm ByteDance.
Speaking on Fox News Monday, Trump claimed that Huawei “comes out and they spy on our country — this is very intricate stuff, you have microchips, you have things that you can’t even see.”
Source: Naija News