Huawei To Likely Stay Blacklisted Under Biden Administration

Share post:

President Biden’s nominee to be the United States Under Secretary for Industry and Security has reaffirmed his plans to keep Huawei under the trade blacklist radar for as long as possible.

Alan Estevez said it would remain under the radar of the blacklist unless “things change” stating that the company poses a threat to national security.

He noted further that he would “look at” Honor Device, a handset spun off from Huawei, to see if Huawei is using the spin-off brand to reduce or circumvent its own blacklist situation.

Estevez noted while testifying at a hearing of the Senate banking committee, “I’ve seen previous maneuvers by the Chinese. It’s something I’ll have to look at when I get to the department, should I be confirmed. I do not have the information in front of me that would give me the full picture on that.”

While the government is still considering blacklisting Honor after lawmakers raised concerns about the firm, Huawei reiterated its initial statement that it would not hold shares or participate in any business activities of the new company.

For more information, read the original story in Reuters.

Featured Tech Jobs

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Related articles

Canada’s privacy watchdog investigating hack at Global Affairs

Inquiry will look into adequacy of data safeguards at the federal

Sidebar: The powerful Digital Safety Commission

A look at the powers of the proposed five-person body charged with overseeing the Online

Proposed Canadian law puts burden on large internet providers to police child porn, hate

Designated social media providers, adult sites streaming services would have to remove some content withi

Cyber attack on Hamilton knocks out municipal phone, email

One of Ontario’s biggest cities is in the second day of dealing with a cyber attack. Hamilton, a municipality of about 570,000 on the shore of Lake Ontario, said Sunday it had suffered a city-wide phone and email “disruption” to municipal and public library services, which included the Bus Check Info Line and the HSRNow

Become a member

New, Relevant Tech Stories. Our article selection is done by industry professionals. Our writers summarize them to give you the key takeaways