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G-20 summit: Trump's Huawei decision riles China hawks in Washington

President Donald Trump's decision yesterday to lift some restrictions on blacklisted Chinese technology giant Huawei was seen as an outright concession, according to China hawks in the US capital who called for continued pressure on the company ahead of the Group of 20 Summit.

Mr Trump's move has left him open to the charge that his administration's ban on Huawei was a mere bargaining chip for trade talks, and not born out of genuine security concerns.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 30, 2019, with the headline 'Trump's Huawei decision riles China hawks in Washington'. Subscribe