The White House on Friday came out against a new law restricting government purchases of Chinese technology systems.
The restriction was part of a temporary government funding measure that President Obama signed last week.
“The undefined terms of this provision will make implementation challenging,” White House spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said in an email.
“It could prove highly disruptive without significantly enhancing the affected agencies’ cybersecurity. While the Administration has raised concerns about the cyber threats emanating from China, resolving this issue requires open dialogue between the U.S. and China,” she added.