European governments have been tightening controls on Chinese companies building 5G networks following diplomatic pressure from Washington, which alleges Huawei equipment could be used by Beijing for spying.
Feeling the pinch of rising Chinese tech, the Silicon Valley giants become political to stay in the game.
The US Commerce Department said it was amending an export rule to "strategically target Huawei's acquisition of semiconductors that are the direct product of certain US software and technology."
The turmoil in Theresa May’s cabinet is just another indication that there’s no escaping from China’s technological advances and growing economic clout.
The accusation comes at a time of trade tensions between Washington and Beijing and amid concerns in the United States that Huawei's equipment could be used for espionage.
China is leading the race to deploy an ultra-fast mobile internet and any move to sideline its tech companies could delay its implementation worldwide.
The move comes following year-long campaign by the United States to restrict the use of Chinese technology at home and abroad.
Japan is set to effectively ban government purchases of telecommunications products from China’s Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corp over fears of intelligence leaks and cyber attacks
The news comes as the US prepares to send a trade delegation back to Beijing next week to continue talks aimed at defusing a potentially serious trade dispute with China
US lawmakers have long worried about the ties between Chinese government and Chinese telecoms companies like Huawei and ZTE. They believe China is trying to gain access to sensitive US technologies through the companies.
China's telecom giant agrees to plead guilty and pay the largest criminal penalty in US history in an export control case.
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