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U.S. Actions Against Huawei Will Only Embolden China’s Push to Grow Its Tech Sector

Jul 16, 2020 | 10:00 GMT
The Huawei logo is pictured on a router during a 5G event in London on Feb. 20, 2020.

The Huawei logo is pictured on a router during a 5G event in London on Feb. 20, 2020.

(Photo by ISABEL INFANTES/AFP via Getty Images)

Escalating U.S. actions against Huawei will only motivate China to pump its domestic technology sector with even more funding and talent, which will in turn prompt the United States to impose more restrictions on international companies doing business with Huawei and other Chinese firms that pose a threat to its global tech dominance. This will result in a cat-and-mouse game in which Washington deploys whatever financial and diplomatic tools are at its disposal to close any loopholes that China and Chinese tech companies can exploit to better compete with the West. ...

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