Bipartisan bill would handcuff Trump on China concessions

Senators are introducing a bipartisan bill that would clamp down on U.S. companies from doing business with Chinese tech giant Huawei, the latest effort to ensure President Donald Trump takes a hard line in his trade talks with China.Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) are leading the effort to stop the Trump administration from unilaterally allowing business with Huawei. Their bill would require congressional approval for the Commerce Department to remove Huawei from a list that found “reasonable cause” that the company was acting against U.S. security interests. The bill would also allow Congress to disapprove of any waivers granted to companies selling parts to Huawei. It’s unlikely to get a standalone vote, but demonstrates the unease among both Trump critics and allies about giving Chinese companies concessions. “Huawei isn’t a normal business partner for American companies, it’s a front for the Chinese Communist Party. Our bill

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