The Biden Administration Is Unlikely To Lift The Huawei Ban

The Biden Administration Is Unlikely To Lift The Huawei Ban

If there’s one thing that President Trump did while in office that those on both sides of the aisle agreed with, it was banning Huawei. For decades, Huawei was seen as a security threat, but under President Bush and Obama, they were unable to find any proof of it. Including an investigation under President Obama that lasted over a year – and found nothing.

President Trump placed Huawei on the Entity List, which effectively means that they cannot work with any US companies. Without getting approval of the US government. Which means that Huawei can’t work with Google, and hence the reason why they’ve been going their own route with a new smartphone OS.

Biden’s pick for Commerce Secretary was asked during her nomination hearing yesterday, in front of the US Senate about Huawei. In which Gina Raimondo stated that she sees “no reason” to lift the Huawei ban. […]