Biden team sees Huawei as a threat and wants to talk to allies

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The U.S. has a different administration, with the same view on Huawei: The Biden administration considers the Chinese telecom giant to be a national-security threat that will require international cooperation with allies. That view was made clear in the release of written statements from President Joe Biden’s pick for commerce secretary, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo. As part of her Senate confirmation process, Raimondo was pressed to deliver answers in writing to Republicans demanding clarity on her policies regarding Huawei. She replied that she sees no reason to remove it and other Chinese tech companies from a U.S. restrictions list; said she did not want untrusted Chinese companies in American networks; and planned to work with allied countries on the issue. “With respect to Huawei, let me be clear: telecommunications equipment made by untrusted vendors is a threat to the security of the U.S. and our allies,” she said in response to a written question from Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.