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Trade war

US scrutiny of Chinese tech dealings expands to Huawei and Google

Congress turns spotlight on partnerships with American entities

Huawei's ties to the Chinese Communist Party have come under scrutiny in the U.S.   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- U.S. pressure on Chinese technology companies entered a new phase on Wednesday, as lawmakers extended their criticism of ZTE to Huawei Technologies, another telecommunications giant, and its dealings with Google.

Fears of cutting-edge American technology being transferred to Chinese companies, and subsequently to the government in Beijing, have pushed lawmakers from both parties to unite in opposition to technological collaboration with certain Chinese businesses.

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