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Trump Contradicts Advisers on China Technology Fears

Trump Contradicts Advisers on China Technology Fears

President Trump publicly objected to efforts within his own administration to restrict the sales of American technology to China over national security concerns, insisting on Tuesday that such fears were an “excuse” and that the United States was open for business.
Mr. Trump’s comments appeared to represent a striking reversal of his administration’s aspirations to curb China’s ascent as a global leader in technology and came as cabinet officials were expected to discuss tougher restrictions on China later this month.
That meeting, set for Feb. 28, was expected to include a discussion about whether to halt sales to China of an aircraft engine produced in part by General Electric by blocking its license to export the technology. Officials were also expected to consider new rules that would further curtail the ability of Huawei, the Chinese telecom giant, to have access to American technology, including semiconductors.
But on Tuesday, Mr. Trump seemed to scuttle such moves. Two people familiar with the matter said that the late February meeting was on hold and that the United States would not block G.E.’s ability to sell jet engine parts to China.
Trump doesn't want advisers. He wants yes men who'll massage his massive ego.
 

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Time to Dump the Mnuchin Faction of Crackpot Profiteer Ideologues, Who Think They Can Oppose Chinese Communist Monopoly Cartels with the So-Called Free Market.

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