The White House is on the verge of signing in an executive order that would effectively exclude Chinese telecoms companies from doing business in the US, the SCMP reports, amid rising suspicions of government links and espionage.
Although the current draft of the order does not explicitly name China or individual companies, the officials said, it is clear that Huawei is among the top targets.
US electronics companies that use Chinese-made components in their products will not be affected by the new bill, they added, and carriers that have already installed Huawei gear will not be forced to remove it.
Washington is ramping up its pressure on Chinese firms that it claims pose national security threats due to ties with Beijing. Last week Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged European leaders to come together to resist the influence of Huawei in 5G networks.