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U.S. cites national security, dismisses Chinese telecom issues at WTO

July 11, 2019 |
Hannah Monicken
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The U.S. dismissed China's concerns over the Trump administration's treatment of Chinese telecom suppliers like Huawei during a World Trade Organization meeting this week, saying national security issues beyond the WTO's purview were involved.

The U.S. has targeted Huawei, among other suppliers of 5G and other telecom technology, as national security threats, limiting U.S. companies' ability to do business with them.

In restarting trade talks with China following the G-20 leaders summit last month, President Trump indicated some restrictions on...


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