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Washington D.C. – Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX), Republican Leader of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Chairman of the House China Task Force, released the following statement on updated rules announced today by the Department of Commerce that will further restrict Huawei’s ability to evade U.S. export controls and undermine our national security and foreign policy interests:

“Huawei is emblematic of the Chinese Communist Party’s strategy to use so-called private companies to obtain advanced technology to power its repressive surveillance state and to achieve its goals that compromise the integrity of the 5G digital economy’s infrastructure and data. It’s great to see the Administration vigilantly updating U.S. export control rules in response to the CCP’s ever changing tactics to access and exploit our technology. The addition of Huawei affiliates to the Entity List, removal of the Temporary General License, and amendment to the Foreign-Produced Direct Product rule demonstrate an adaptive approach by this Administration to Huawei’s attempts to circumvent rules that protect U.S. national security.”