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Yellen: U.S. intends to be "transparent about the actions that we've taken" when it comes to China

"Especially with COVID ... we've grown apart and misunderstandings have developed," Yellen says. "It's necessary to meet to discuss our differences openly."
"We fully expect to have more frequent communications at many different levels and have opportunities to explore concerns," Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says of China. 
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Boosting chip production is “an investment in America’s national security,” Commerce secretary says

Apr 25, 2023
“The stakes are so high” when it comes to making the U.S. a leader in this key technology, says Gina Raimondo.
“The stakes are so high” when it comes to making the U.S. a leader in semiconductors, says Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo.
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This nonprofit wants to put more women in national security jobs

Jan 18, 2023
Girl Security is working to change perceptions of the field and encouraging women to bring their valuable experiences to the space.
Women make up only 20% of the national security workforce, but the nonprofit Girl Security is looking to change that. Above, the Pentagon.
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Pentagon's weapons buyer on replenishing stockpiles and fortifying supply chains

Dec 6, 2022
"You can't separate" economic and national security, says Undersecretary of Defense William LaPlante.
Kai Ryssdal, left, and Undersecretary of Defense William LaPlante at a contractor's site in California. The disruptions caused by COVID showed that the "just-in-time economy, the minimized inventory — it's not resilient," LaPlante said.
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More countries scrutinize foreign efforts to acquire their companies

Apr 9, 2021
The U.S. government is concerned about the national security risks in Chinese companies buying American companies.
The Chinese flag at one of its U.S. consulates. Thursday the Commerce Department stopped seven Chinese firms from buying American-made technologies.
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New Chinese export rules make TikTok sale more complicated

Aug 31, 2020
China updated its export rules in a way that could delay the sale of TikTok.
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Trump administration doubles down on threat to impose auto tariffs

Jan 22, 2020
If implemented, the tariffs will hurt American workers — and consumers.
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Here's why Washington is concerned about TikTok

Nov 4, 2019
National security officials are reportedly investigating the popular social video app because of its user data practices.
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U.S. pushes international curbs on Huawei

Feb 13, 2019
If you asked the White House to name its global corporate enemy No. 1, the Chinese tech giant Huawei would be at, or near, the top of the list. Washington has pushed for Huawei’s chief financial officer to be arrested on allegations of evading sanctions laws, and it’s charged the company with stealing technology from […]
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5 things to know about electronics giant Huawei

Dec 6, 2018
The U.S.-China trade relationship is getting even more tense.
A Huawei representative prepares a Huawei smartphone for display during the 2018 International Consumer Eleectronics Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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