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Biden Commerce Pick Sees ‘No Reason’ to Lift Huawei Curbs (2)

Feb. 4, 2021, 6:26 PM

President Joe Biden’s nominee for Commerce secretary, Gina Raimondo, said she knows of “no reason” why Huawei Technologies Co. and other Chinese companies shouldn’t remain on a restricted trade list.

Raimondo, in written questions from Senate Republicans, was asked about the company, as well as Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp., Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co. and others. They are on a list that requires U.S. firms to obtain government licenses if they want to sell American tech and intellectual property to the companies.

Gina Raimondo
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