Joe Biden’s National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan has raised the alarm over the unveiling of new chip technology by China’s smartphone manufacturer, Huawei. Bloomberg’s Jenny Leonard, Michelle Jamrisko, and Debby Wu report:
The US is working to establish the full details of Huawei Technologies Co.’s advances in chip technology, news of which has stoked Chinese nationalism and ignited speculation about the effectiveness of Washington’s curbs on the country’s vast technology sector.
US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said on Tuesday the government wanted to know the precise composition of the processor in Huawei’s Mate 60 Pro, which a teardown conducted for Bloomberg News revealed was just a few years behind the current generation and made by US-blacklisted Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp.
Sullivan broke Washington’s silence after Huawei abruptly released its handset without fanfare last week while Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo visited China. State-backed Chinese media on Wednesday again called the revelation a breakthrough in efforts to reduce reliance on American technology. The Economic Daily said it embodied “China Essence” — a play on the very similar words for “chip” and “heart.”
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