Posted on May 21, 2019, 11:30 AM IST
HUAWEI POINTS OUT A SIMMERING TRADE WAR WITH THE US
Huawei is a Chinese multinational telecommunication company which has entered into a trade war of sorts with the US government. Donald Trump has made all the necessary efforts to curb the telecom company’s ability to do business with the US companies. Google has also restricted Huawei’s access to its operating system which is a shocker for the Chinese company which anchors majority of its operations to it. Google has suspended all business ties with the Chinese conglomerate involving the “transfer of hardware, software and technical services, except those publicly available.” US intelligence also believes that “Huawei is backed by the Chinese military and that its equipment could provide Beijing’s intelligence services with a backdoor into the communications networks of rival countries.” This is also being touted as a primary reason for blocking the Chinese company’s trade with the US.
In the wake of this stance adopted by the US government and respective officials to blacklist Huawei, the company officials have given a statement that “We have sacrificed ourselves and our families for our ideal, to stand on top of the world. To reach this ideal, sooner or later there will be conflict with the US. Huawei’s 5G will absolutely not be affected. In terms of 5G technologies, others won’t be able to catch up with Huawei in two or three years. The current practice of US politicians underestimates our strength.”
The US commerce department has eased the restrictions for the next 90 days thus allowing Huawei to obtain American made goods in order to sustain their network. According to a statement given by the Washington Layer Kevin Wolf “It appears the intention is to limit unintended impacts on third parties who use Huawei equipment or systems, It seems they’re trying to prevent network blackouts.”
Talking about Huawei’s dependency upon the US the company had stated that half of the chips used in their equipment come from US while the other half is made by China. Huawei’s top executive based out the UK, Jeremy Thompson has called this step taken by the US officials as a “cynically timed blow in the escalating trade war.”
The fate of the Chinese conglomerate remains to be seen in the coming time.