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The U.S. Has Long Complained About Huawei’s Rise But Never Found a Way to Effectively Challenge the Chinese Tech Company. One DC Think Tank Has a Few Suggestions

A monitor displays the logo for “Huawei” behind Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as he speaks during a news conference at the State Department in Washington,DC on July 15, 2020. Andrew Harnik / POOL / AFP

The United States government is determined to try and hamper the Chinese tech giant Huawei’s efforts to become the dominant player in next-generation 5G mobile connectivity, AI, and other technologies. In May, Washington added the company to its so-called “entities list” that effectively cut off the Shenzhen-based company from accessing key U.S. suppliers including Google’s Android operating system and American-made semiconductor chips.

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