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White House seeks to protect Americans from high-tech Chinese vehicles


President Joe Biden Associated Press/Photo by Andrew Harnik

White House seeks to protect Americans from high-tech Chinese vehicles

President Joe Biden on Thursday said that many foreign cars are “like smartphones on wheels.” He added that Chinese-manufactured vehicles could steal U.S. consumers’ information. In his statement, Biden also accused China of using “unfair” business practices in a bid to become the automotive manufacturer of the future.

What’s the threat in these cars? The Biden administration said on Thursday that information could come from their drivers and their passengers. The White House said cameras on the cars could be used to observe U.S. infrastructure, and that the vehicle manufacturers could shut them down remotely.

So what exactly is the Biden administration doing? The White House said the Department of Commerce would be issuing an advance notice of proposed rulemaking. The ANPRM would call for comments from industry and public authorities on how to prevent Chinese automobiles from threatening the United States.

Dig deeper: Read Emma Waters’ column in WORLD Opinions about China’s impending demographic free fall.


Josh Schumacher

Josh is a breaking news reporter for WORLD. He’s a graduate of World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College.


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