Trump administration wants to crack down on Huawei access to US chip-making tech: report
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The Trump administration wants to crack down on Huawei's and other Chinese companies' access to U.S. chip-making technology and is considering changes to the "direct product rule" that deals with foreign companies' use of American tech related to national security, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.
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The Commerce Department is drafting changes to the rule that would mean chip factories outside the U.S. must get licenses to use U.S. equipment to make chips for Huawei, people familiar with the discussions told The Journal. The U.S. government on Thursday filed new charges against Huawei, accusing the Chinese tech giant of a scheme to steal the intellectual property of U.S. companies.
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The drafted changes have been discussed for weeks and were recently proposed, the people told The Journal.
The report comes as the Trump administration is raising national security concerns about Huawei and asking Western allies not to include the company in wireless, high-speed networks.