Quick reminder: China is our enemy. They are currently on an international hacking spree, stealing sensitive data on, well, anything they can. They hacked Microsoft’s Exchange servers, compromising 30,000 companies and have enough data to build a dossier on every American.
They are not to be taken lightly.
It’s within this context that we must review the news that Chinese telecom giant Huawei has received U.S. approval to buy millions in computer chips for its auto component business – a potentially dangerous move.
During the final days of his administration, Trump took steps to limit Huawei’s reach:
“The Trump administration notified Huawei suppliers, including chipmaker Intel, that it is revoking certain licenses to sell to the Chinese company and intends to reject dozens of other applications to supply the telecommunications firm,” Reuters reported at the time.
Huawei is considered by many in the international community to be a puppet for the CCP. Where their technology goes, so goes the eyes and ears of the Chinese government. With cyberattacks a bigger threat than ever, why is the Biden administration easing restrictions?
Senator Tom Cotton (R-AK), who is currently working on a bill to prohibit funding for Chinese tech companies like Huawei, is no fan of this new deal. “It’s unacceptable for the Biden administration to ease the pressure campaign against Chinese spy companies like Huawei,” Cotton said.
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has also come out against this move, calling it “yet another example of President Biden’s failure to protect America’s economic and national security.”
This isn’t the only questionable move by the Biden administration when dealing with China. The President was also accused of going too soft on China in the wake of recent cyberattacks, doling out a punishment much less severe than the one given to Russia for similar crimes.
China is responsible for more than 40% of cyberattacks worldwide. More than 26% of all cyberattacks are directed at the United States. Why is Biden making it easier for them?