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Huawei crackdown

US stance on Huawei wavers as hawks push for crackdown

Trump softens rhetoric on China with eye on limiting economic risks

President Donald Trump, preparing to board Air Force One on Feb. 18, told reporters he has been "very tough on Huawei."   © Reuters

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump looks to strike a delicate balance on blacklisted Chinese company Huawei Technologies as hard-liners seek further restrictions on the telecom giant and moderates move to protect U.S. business interests.

Confronted by these opposing forces in his administration and political opponents hoping to take advantage of the dilemma, the president appears to be softening his rhetoric on trade.

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