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Washington gives Huawei 45-day reprieve to operate in US
[WASHINGTON] The United States on Thursday granted Huawei another 45 days to sell to American companies while they search for alternatives to the Chinese telecommunications giant that Washington views as a security threat.
The extension will "allow existing telecommunication providers - particularly those in rural US communities - the ability to continue to temporarily and securely operate existing networks," the Commerce Department said in a statement.
The decision to provide yet another extension came hours after Washington hit the company with criminal charges alleging a "decades-long" effort to steal trade secrets from American companies.