Big Tech, Government

Republicans Demand Action Against Communist-Backed Chinese Tech

Nine Republican members of the Senate called on the Biden administration to introduce sanctions and export restrictions for Huawei and other Chinese cloud computing companies.

The move comes as tensions between the United States and China escalate over several espionage efforts from the communist nation, including a spy balloon that traversed the continental United States and reports of social media platform TikTok collecting data on American citizens. The lawmakers, led by Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-TN), contend that multiple cloud services based in China threaten “national security and economic security.”

“We urge you to use all available tools to engage in decisive action against these firms, through sanctions, export restrictions, and investment bans, and to further investigate PRC cloud computing service companies,” said the letter, which was addressed to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, and Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Read more…

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