Donald Trump Ramps Up Attacks On China By Banning Mobile Giant Huawei From Access To American Technology

U.S. officials moved Friday to cut off Chinese tech giant Huawei from global chipmakers, ramping up sanctions on the company seen by Washington as a national security risk.

The move is part of a ramping-up of attacks on China, with Donald Trump and his administration accusing it of being culpable for the spread of coronavirus.

Hostility to China is set to be a central theme in his re-election campaign.

The Commerce Department said it was broadening its sanctions enforcement to include semiconductor designs that are developed using US software and technology.