After it was reported that the United States had approved the license for the shipment of automotive chips to Huawei, US Senator Marco Rubio issued a statement on Thursday (26th) asking the Biden administration to respond to the news.
Huawei recently reiterated that it will not abandon its mobile phone business, but is also actively turning to new areas such as artificial intelligence (AI) and automobiles in an attempt to successfully transform.Reuters on Wednesday (25th) quoted two sources as reporting that the U.S. government has approved hundreds of millions of suppliersDollarThe license application, agreed to sell chips for automotive components to Huawei.
US Senator Rubio (Marco Rubio) issued a statement on Thursday, asking the Biden administration to respond to this news.
Rubio mentioned: “The Biden administration cannot be allowed to conceal this approval from the public. Officials need to explain what actions they have taken and the reasons why it is not in the United States’ economic or security interests to help Huawei. The Biden administration should not grant exemptions. Instead, penalties and restrictions on Huawei and other Chinese technology companies should be increased.”
Rubio is not the only MP to criticize. US Senator Tom Cotton also criticized these approvals, and Republicans such as the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Armed Services Committee also issued similar statements.
Before the deadline, the US Department of Commerce did not respond to this news.
After Huawei was included in the list of entities by the United States, the Bureau of Industry and Security of the US Department of Commerce has been taking a hard line against Huawei. After taking office, Biden has continued to promote Trump’s export control, prohibiting the export of components used in or with 5G devices to Huawei. But automotive chips are generally considered uncomplicated, thus lowering the threshold for approval.
The source said that the old car chips will not endanger the national security of the United States.
At the same time, US-China relations seem to be warming up. Gao Feng, a spokesperson for the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, said on Thursday that the US-China economic and trade teams are maintaining normal communication. In the future, the two sides will expand trade cooperation and continue to implement the first phase of the US-China economic and trade agreement.
The Office of the United States Trade Representative issued a statement on the 24th. After a video conference with senior officials of the American Chamber of Commerce China Center Advisory Committee and the U.S.-China Business Council, U.S. Trade Representative Dai Qi mentioned that the United States is conducting a comprehensive review of the U.S.-China trade policy. Evaluate and reiterate the importance of the trade relationship between the two countries.