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CATO says cybersecurity claims mask ongoing U.S.-China trade war over tech products

July 14, 2017 |
Charlie Mitchell
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A new paper by the libertarian-leaning CATO Institute says the U.S. and China have been engaged in “a low-profile, high-technology trade war” under the guise of cybersecurity, and that the two sides should address legitimate cyber issues outside of the trade policy arena.

“For several years, Chinese information and communications technology (ICT) companies effectively have been blacklisted by the U.S. government, which continues to actively advise U.S. telecommunications firms to avoid purchasing their products,” according to the paper by...

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