In 2019, the White House declared that phone and internet equipment from Chinese technology companies should be ripped from every corner of the US because it posed an unacceptable risk of snooping or sabotage by the Chinese government.
More than three years later, most of that equipment remains.
Today I’m going to look at how the US has handled the equipment from two Chinese companies, Huawei and ZTE. I’ll explore what this can tell us about America’s ability to effectively deal with concerns about other Chinese technology, such as apps like TikTok, and its efforts to become more self-sufficient in computer chip manufacturing and design.
Technology will no longer be an American near-monopoly, as it has been for the past half-century, and the US needs to figure out and execute plans to help it benefit from global technology developments while preserving America’s safety and innovation. But the story of Chinese