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Make sure US technology doesn t power Orwellian surveillance state : Pompeo to Silicon Valley

The Trump administration has urged the US companies to ensure that their technologies do not power a truly Orwellian surveillance state and American principles are not sacrificed for prosperity, in a reference to China, the world s second largest economy. The US accuses China of massive theft of its technology and violation of intellectual property, an allegation Beijing denies. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in a major policy speech in Silicon Valley that was directed at China, said: I m not here to demand that you get out of China. In fact, it s just the opposite. We want American companies to get rich doing business there. We want you to grow jobs here in America and build your companies successfully . We want to create conditions so that you can do so on a level-playing field, in the spirit of respect between our two nations. Indeed, that s the whole point of President Trump s trade talks, Pompeo said in his address to the Silicon Valley Leadership Group: Technology and the


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