U.S. President Trump Does Not Want to Do Business With China’s Huawei

Thomas Peter/Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday said he did not want the United States to do business with China’s Huawei even as the administration weighs whether to extend a grace period for the company.

Reuters and other media outlets reported on Friday that the U.S. Commerce Department is expected to extend a reprieve given to Huawei Technologies Co Ltd that permits the Chinese firm to buy supplies from U.S. companies so that it can service existing customers.

The “temporary general license” will be extended for Huawei for 90 days, Reuters reported, citing two sources familiar with the situation.

On Sunday, Trump told reporters before boarding Air Force One in New Jersey that he did not want to do business with Huawei for national security reasons.

“At this moment it looks much more like we’re not going to do business,” Trump said. “I don’t want to do business at all because it is a national security threat and I really believe that the media has covered it a little bit differently than that.”

He said there were small parts of Huawei’s business that could be exempted from a broader ban, but that it would be “very complicated.” He did not say whether his administration would extend the “temporary general license.”

Speaking earlier on Sunday, National Economic Council director Larry Kudlow said the Commerce department would extend the Huawei licensing process for three months as a gesture of “good faith” amid broader trade negotiations with China.

“We’re giving a break to our own companies for three months,” Kudlow said on NBC’s “Meet the Press”.

(Reporting by Steve Holland in Morristown, New Jersey; Additional reporting by Michelle Price, Sarah N. Lynch and Ginger Gibson; Editing by Lisa Shumaker and Daniel Wallis)

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Screwtape
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Huawei receives over $100B in subsidies and financing DIRECTLY from the CCP and People’s Liberation Army. Nothing suspicious about that.

This allows them to “dump”, i.e. vastly underprice vs. competitors. It’s why they are so popular in many 3rd-world and poor countries. But the US is neither 3rd-world (with the exception of certain Dim-controlled cities) nor poor (same exceptions).

Screwtape
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The reason Huawei needs US “equipment” is that despite reverse-engineering and outright tech theft they still cannot match the quality and reliability. This stymies China’s own internal spying ambitions. (even with help from Google). Hmmm….Apple, Google, and Facebook have been accused of “spying” on their users. Coincidence? In 2018 the director of national intelligence, FBI, NSA, CIA, and other intelligence agencies recommended NOT using Huawei phones or ZTE telecom. There’s even a law prohibiting their purchase and use by government agencies. The US, Canada, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand met to publicize their concerns about allowing Huawei/ZTE equipment in… Read more »

General Confusion
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“If it’s been proven that Huawei had spied on the US” Paul D To stop any confusion, here, no related spying by China or ZTE/Huawei has ever been proven. So far, it has only been a political fight. And don’t forget King Donald The Loser got a $500 million Chinese financing deal for his Indonesia project right before he changed his mind on sanctioning ZTE. How convenient was THAT? The king is blatantly corrupt. “It should be noted no substantial proof of espionage by China or Huawei/ZTE has ever been established from these accusations and the House intelligence committee report… Read more »

General Confusion
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“If it’s been proven that Huawei had spied on the US” Paul D

To stop any confusion, here, it has NOT been proven. So far, it has only been a political fight of the US against ZTE and Huawei.

“It should be noted no substantial proof of espionage by China or Huawei/ZTE has ever been established from these accusations and the House intelligence committee report released at the time did not offer much in terms of substance either.” ZDnet, May 20, 2019

Paul Delfornia
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If it’s been proven that Huawei had spied on the US ,,, WHY would anyone want to do business with them ??? It’s only Common Sense not to but leave it to the Deranged demonRats to make an issue out of it !!

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