October 16, 2022

Biden May Be Ready for Big Step in Race against Chinese Technology

Featuring Emily Kilcrease

Source: Washington Examiner

Journalist Naomi Lim

Emily Kilcrease, the director of the Center for a New American Security's Energy, Economics, and Security program, described the FCC's Huawei apprehension, in particular, as "long-standing." In the past, the agency has stopped federal funds from being used to buy Huawei products.

But Kilcrease, a former deputy assistant U.S. trade representative, downplayed the quick succession of "tough on China" developments as a coincidence.

"Having said that, on substance, clearly similar assessments of risk and concerns with China's integration into technology supply chains and IT supply chains are driving both actions," she said. "We're very concerned about China increasing its technological capabilities in advanced [artificial intelligence] and advanced chipmaking. That's why we have the export controls. We're also concerned about their ability to be a dominant player in the 5G and telecommunications equipment market, and so that's driving the FCC action."

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Authors

  • Emily Kilcrease

    Senior Fellow and Director, Energy, Economics and Security Program

    Emily Kilcrease is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Energy, Economics, and Security Program at CNAS. Her research focuses on the U.S.-China economic relationship; alignment...