President Trump has now signed the Defense Authorization Act into law, effectively banning the use of ZTE and Huawei components in many government or state-funded projects. That bill was signed by President Trump today and it starts the two-year period over which the needed changes must be made in compliance with the new rules.
A NY native, Trump spent much of the event attacking his home-state governor as well as Sen.
In general Trump objected to all NDAA provisions demanding more information on civilian casualties inflicted overseas, saying that he believes Congress is trying to make the military share too much information.
"We resolutely oppose any country having any forms of formal and military exchanges with Taiwan, this stance has been consistent and clear", Wu said.
"But maybe he wants to", Trump said, taunting, "Please do it".
It gives the Pentagon a $638 billion base budget for defense-related programs linked to the Department of Energy plus an additional $69 billion for possible overseas operations.
Some commentators have been critical of the bill for lifting an earlier ban on China's telecommunications company ZTE after the company allegedly shipped products to Iran and North Korea illegally. Huawei and ZTE have received a lot of flak from the U.S. government over suspicions of espionage. The bill will affect not only Huawei and ZTE, but a number of other Chinese manufacturers in the field of communications as well and is also valid for contractors and other outside entities that will work with the government.
The NDAA does strengthen the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), which reviews proposed foreign investments to weigh whether they threaten national security. Chinese officials say it sets "long-term strategic competition with China" as a top priority and includes measures that aid Taiwan. "McCain. The other one was a year ago, a VA bill, and the president made sure not to mention the senator then either", he continued.
Prior to the ceremony Trump watched an air assault demonstration by U.S. troops at Fort Drum.
In July, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis wrote the Senate recommending that it not remove Turkey from the F-35 program in which it has participated since 1999.