Huawei smartphones last week at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Photo: AFP

Huawei’s latest US headache: Senate bill would spend US$1 billion on developing a 5G competitor

  • ‘We cannot allow Chinese state-directed telecommunications companies to surpass American competitors,’ says sponsor Senator Marco Rubio
  • The bill is introduced a day after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tells Silicon Valley group China ‘presents unique challenges, especially to your industry’
Topic |   US-China tech war

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Huawei smartphones last week at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Photo: AFP
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Mark Magnier

Mark Magnier

Mark Magnier is a US correspondent based in Washington. Before joining the Post, he worked for the Wall Street Journal in China and for the Los Angeles Times in India, China and Japan. He’s covered the Chinese economy, China and India’s explosive rise and conflicts in Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan.