Microsoft granted license to export 'mass-market' software to Huawei

Microsoft | November 22, 2019

Microsoft granted license to export 'mass-market' software to Huawei
Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) said on Thursday it had been granted a license from the U.S. government to export software to Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. “On November 20, the U.S. Department of Commerce granted Microsoft’s request for a license to export mass-market software to Huawei. We appreciate the Department’s action in response to our request,” a Microsoft spokesman told Reuters via email. The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump said this week it would allow some suppliers to restart sales to the Chinese telecoms giant, which was placed on a trade blacklist over national security concerns six months ago.

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The U.S. education system is not as internationally competitive as it used to be; in fact, the United States has slipped eleven spots in both high school and college graduation rates over the past three decades, according to this report and scorecard from the Council on Foreign Relations' Renewing America initiative, which examines the domestic foundations of U.S. power. U.S. national security is directly linked to issues such as education because shortcomings among American workers threaten the country's ability to compete with other countries and set a compelling example internationally.

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The U.S. education system is not as internationally competitive as it used to be; in fact, the United States has slipped eleven spots in both high school and college graduation rates over the past three decades, according to this report and scorecard from the Council on Foreign Relations' Renewing America initiative, which examines the domestic foundations of U.S. power. U.S. national security is directly linked to issues such as education because shortcomings among American workers threaten the country's ability to compete with other countries and set a compelling example internationally.