Biden admin vows to ‘hold China accountable’ while weighing approach to Huawei, TikTok

he Biden administration on Monday signaled it plans to “hold China accountable” on technology issues, while stopping short of saying how President Biden plans to approach groups including telecom company Huawei or social media app TikTok.

“Technology…is of course at the center of U.S.-China competition,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said during a briefing on Monday. “China has been willing to do whatever it takes to gain a technological advantage, stealing intellectual property, engaging in industrial espionage, and forcing technology transfer.”

“The president’s view is we need to play a better defense, which must include holding China accountable for its unfair and illegal practices and making sure that American technologies aren’t facilitating China’s military build up,” Psaki added.