Republican lawmakers cry wolf over U.S. approval of auto chips for Huawei

A group of 13 Republican lawmakers on Thursday raised concerns about U.S. approval for Huawei to buy chips for its growing auto component business.

The lawmakers on the Energy and Commerce Committee asked U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg in a letter if he was concerned “Huawei will look for a foothold in developing components for future vehicles in order to gather information on Americans and our transportation infrastructure.”

Reuters reported in August that U.S. officials have approved license applications worth hundreds of millions of dollars for China’s blacklisted telecom company Huawei.