A rule, tucked more than a thousand pages into the final draft of the annual national defence bill, appears designed to put even more pressure on China’s telecommunications giants Huawei and ZTE. Photo: AP A rule, tucked more than a thousand pages into the final draft of the annual national defence bill, appears designed to put even more pressure on China’s telecommunications giants Huawei and ZTE. Photo: AP
A rule, tucked more than a thousand pages into the final draft of the annual national defence bill, appears designed to put even more pressure on China’s telecommunications giants Huawei and ZTE. Photo: AP

US defence bill includes 5G rules to pressure Huawei, ZTE

  • Congress plans to require the Defence Department to reconsider sending military equipment or troops to a country if it uses Chinese 5G technology
  • Trump administration has spent months trying to put pressure on American allies to stay away from Chinese 5G technology

Topic |   US-China tech war
A rule, tucked more than a thousand pages into the final draft of the annual national defence bill, appears designed to put even more pressure on China’s telecommunications giants Huawei and ZTE. Photo: AP A rule, tucked more than a thousand pages into the final draft of the annual national defence bill, appears designed to put even more pressure on China’s telecommunications giants Huawei and ZTE. Photo: AP
A rule, tucked more than a thousand pages into the final draft of the annual national defence bill, appears designed to put even more pressure on China’s telecommunications giants Huawei and ZTE. Photo: AP
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