‘Risk to America’s national security’: Don’t give vital technology to China, Pompeo tells Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley executives who invest in China risk giving Beijing technology that will “undermine the very freedom” of the United States, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

“This is a real problem, given that many of our most innovative companies have formed partnerships with the Chinese government and companies that are linked to it,” Pompeo said on Monday evening.

Pompeo, who has made the threat posed by Chinese technology a central theme of his international diplomacy over the last year, took that message to California to help close a widening rift between U.S. technology giants and the government. Those tensions have assumed greater importance as officials
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