At the White House news conference held on the 27th, the words of the current White House spokesman Jen psaki made people return to the era of the trump administration as if they were traveling through time and space. She made it clear to reporters that the Biden administration will continue to work hard to protect the U.S. telecommunications network from the threat of “untrusted suppliers” and name Huawei.
Just one day before the White House made the above statement, Raymond Biden’s candidate for commerce secretary declined to promise to keep Huawei and other Chinese enterprises on the US trade “blacklist” at the nomination confirmation hearing.
When it comes to Huawei, the White House is still familiar with it: it claims to be “untrustworthy and a security threat”. When answering questions, pusaki has been bending his head to read manuscripts and taking video shots
On the 27th local time, a reporter mentioned the speech made by Raymond, the candidate for commerce minister, at the hearing the day before, and then asked whether this represented the Biden government’s “nuanced way” in dealing with the issue of China.
“Here, I would like to state our position. Let’s be clear. ” After hearing the question, White House spokesman pusaki took out the prepared manuscript and read it according to the book.
In her reply, she used the words frequently mentioned during Trump’s term – “untrusted supplier”, “security threat”, and cited Huawei as an example.
Pusaki went on to say that the Biden administration will “ensure that the U.S. telecommunications network does not use equipment from untrusted suppliers, cooperate with allies to ensure the security of its telecommunications network, and invest in expanding the production of telecommunications equipment by trusted U.S. and allied companies.”.
Huawei declined to comment, and the Chinese Embassy in the US did not immediately respond to a request for comment, Reuters reported Thursday.
When it comes to Huawei, the White House is familiar with it: a screenshot of a Reuters report claiming to be “untrustworthy and a security threat.”
It is worth mentioning that “untrustworthy supplier” was widely used in the trump administration. Pompey o, former Secretary of state of the United States, concocted the so-called “clean 5g network plan” and a “clean 5g list” on this basis, requiring that all 5g communication paths in and out of U.S. diplomatic facilities should not use “untrustworthy” suppliers.
While playing up the so-called “cyber threat” from China, Pompeo also visited Czech Republic, UK, Sweden and other countries one after another. He demanded that governments and operators abandon Huawei equipment in 5g network construction.
In addition, a number of Chinese enterprises represented by Huawei have always been targeted by the trump government, and frequently suffered groundless suppression on the grounds of “security threat”. In May last year, the US Department of Commerce officially included Huawei in the “entity list” and prohibited US enterprises from selling relevant technologies and products to China.
Reuters said that how the new Biden administration will deal with Huawei’s problems has been pending.
Gina ramondo, the commerce secretary nominated by US President Biden, attended the Senate confirmation hearing on the 26th local time. At the hearing, ramondo refused to promise to keep Huawei and other Chinese companies on the “black list” of US trade, and did not disclose how to implement the trade rules and tariff policies formulated by the former government, which was sharply criticized by several Republican congressmen.
Michael McCaul, a Republican member of the US House of Representatives, issued a statement on the 27th, calling for the Senate to freeze Raymond’s nomination process before the Biden administration gives a clear answer on whether it plans to keep Huawei on the “blacklist”.
The Senate Commerce Committee will vote on February 3 on Raymond’s nomination as U.S. Commerce Secretary.
Shen Yi, a professor in the Department of international politics at Fudan University, previously told observer.com that from the refusal of the US Secretary of Commerce’s nominees to promise to keep Huawei and other Chinese companies on the US trade “blacklist”, it can be seen that compared with the period of the trump administration, there is room for the Biden administration to loosen its China policy. He also pointed out that the policy adjustment (of Biden administration) will take time, “we need to be patient and see more how they do it than how they say it.”.
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