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Raimondo says it's ‘possible' for Chinese EVs to one day be on U.S. roads

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Chinese electric cars could potentially be driven on U.S. roads if there are adequate government controls on software and sensors, according to U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo. She emphasized the need for significant controls and conditions surrounding the software and sensors in these vehicles. Concerns about data collection have emerged, leading to investigations into potential national security risks. Raimondo expressed support for legislation that could ban the operation of Chinese-owned social media app TikTok. Efforts to secure supply chains, specifically in semiconductors, were said to be progressing. Raimondo’s recent visit to the Philippines focused on establishing the U.S. as the preferred business partner in the region. Several U.S. companies have highlighted their investments in the Philippines, including Google, Mastercard, and Microsoft. A U.S.-based solar panel company, Sol-Go, announced plans to build a factory in the Philippines.