The purpose of the order is to reduce the vulnerability of electronic communications systems
On Friday, U.S. President Donald Trump ordered government agencies to minimize purchases of Chinese goods and services. In this way, U.S. authorities expect to reduce the likelihood of electronic espionage, said Robert O’Brien, the president’s national security adviser.
O’Brien emphasized that federal information systems are a target for China. “The United States must take all necessary actions to reduce the PRC’s spying activity against the federal government,” the advisor said.
O’Brien did not specify what products or services the United States will refuse to purchase.
As a reminder, Donald Trump is less than a week away from the end of his term. Analysts view O’Brien’s statement as one of the last attempts to remind the Joe Biden administration of the need for a tough policy toward Beijing.