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Trump declares national emergency over threats against US technology amid campaign against Huawei

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President Donald Trump speaks to workers at the Cameron LNG (Liquid Natural Gas) Export Facility in Hackberry, Louisiana, May 14, 2019.

Leah Millis | Reuters

President Donald Trump on Wednesday declared a national emergency over threats against American technology, the White House said.

The move is expected to precede a ban on U.S. firms doing business with the Chinese telecommunications company Huawei. Trump has pushed allies around the world not to adopt the company’s next generation 5G network technology. 

“The President has made it clear that this Administration will do what it takes to keep America safe and prosperous, and to protect America from foreign adversaries who are actively and increasingly creating and exploiting vulnerabilities in information and communications technology infrastructure and services in the United States,” press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders wrote in a statement. 

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