Huawei Brand Smashed, Smartphones Not Trusted As Trump Lifts Ban
The Huawei brand is irreparable damaged and very few Australians believe that their Huawei smartphones are safe, now US President Donald Trump is using the questionable Chinese Company as a bargaining tool after he told his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at the G20 Summit in Japan, that he would remove some curbs on Huawei buying hi-tech equipment from the US.
The deal at this stage will see the USA put off applying additional tariffs on Chinese goods indefinitely.
“We’re going to work with China on where we left off to see if we can make a deal,” he said at a news conference. “I’m not rushed,” he said, calling the talks “intricate”.
Mr Trump said he was leaving the Huawei issue until the end of negotiations, but for now the Chinese telecom giant looks to gain a significant reprieve.
The President said US firms could ship goods to Huawei who had been banned from getting Google Android updates and components from Companies such as Qualcomm, AMD and Broadcom.
Trump declared that US officials would hold meetings shortly on how to deal with Huawei whose products could still end up being banned in the USA because they are seen as a security risk.
The company is on a so-called entity list, which prevents suppliers from selling US-origin technology to Huawei without government approval.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that the administration was keeping Huawei separate from trade talks.
“We’re talking about equipment where there’s not a great national emergency problem with it,” Mr Trump said.
“Huawei is one of few potent levers we have to make China play fair on trade. If President Trump backs off, as it appears, he is doing, it will dramatically undercut our ability to change China’s unfair trade practices,” said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
Senator Marco Rubio threatened legislation to keep the pressure on Huawei.
“If President Trump has in fact bargained away the recent restrictions on Huawei, then we will have to get those restrictions put back in place through legislation,” Mr Rubio said in a tweet. “And it will pass with a large veto proof majority.”.