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Huawei Chairman Urges U.S. to Remove Company From Entity List

By Tianyu M. Fang / Jul 12, 2019 02:30 PM / Business & Tech

Huawei’s Liang Hua. Photo: IC Photo

Huawei’s Liang Hua. Photo: IC Photo

The U.S. says it is easing restrictions on Huawei sales, but there is no progress in sight, the Chinese telecom company’s chairman said at a press event Friday.

Easing restrictions on Huawei sales isn’t enough, Liang Hua said. Washington should remove Huawei from the Commerce Department’s so-called Entity List, which effectively blacklisted the Chinese manufacturer from conducting business with U.S. companies.

In a retaliatory move, the Chinese government announced that it would establish its own “unreliable entity list” in June, before the temporary trade truce during the G20 Summit in Osaka, when U.S. President Donald Trump promised to relieve pressure on Huawei.

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced Tuesday that the U.S. government would issue licenses for certain Huawei products, but did not specify when it would take such actions.

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