US Cuts off ‘Chinese Spies’ Huawei After Chinese Official Says They Will Make US ‘Feel the Pain’

Senator Tom Cotton has been a vocal critic of China lately and he called out Huawei specifically calling them a ‘Chinese spy’ company after the US Department of Commerce made an announcement that they were cutting off “Huawei’s efforts to undermine U.S. export controls.”

A Chinese Official, Yuan Zheng, had said previously that China “can’t just strike back symbolically, but should impose countermeasures that could make them feel the pain.”

Cotton said that they “undermine our export-control rules in order to access advanced computer chips made with American software and technology. I commend the administration for strengthening these rules.”

He believes that “The U.S government and responsible industry leaders must take strong action to cut off the Chinese Communist Party’s access to technology that it uses to build a network of surveillance and repression around the world.”

He had recently mocked them on Twitter also for threatening to sanction US politicians for Coronavirus criticism. He said, “Brb. Finding a new communist country with gross human rights abuses to do business in. Bonus points if they unleashed a global pandemic on the world.”

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said about the measure taken, “Despite the Entity List actions the Department took last year, Huawei and its foreign affiliates have stepped-up efforts to undermine these national security-based restrictions through an indigenization effort. However, that effort is still dependent on U.S. technologies.”

“This is not how a responsible global corporate citizen behaves. We must amend our rules exploited by Huawei and HiSilicon and prevent U.S. technologies from enabling malign activities contrary to U.S. national security and foreign policy interests,” he continued.

Cotton had recently appeared on Fox News and talked about the Michael Flynn case, telling Shannon Bream that what the judge is doing is “not how the justice system is supposed to work.”

About China and the Coronavirus he said, “It’s obvious that China was pressuring the World Health Organization.” He said that leader Xi Jingping is asking the WHO to “carry their water.”

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