President Donald Trump Lifts the Ban on Huawei
Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, President Xi Jinping, met during the G20 summit in Japan and reached a “cease-fire” in the ongoing U.S.-China trade war.
The US has agreed to partially lift the ban on Huawei in-return China will have to buy higher amounts of US farm produce.
President Donald Trump’s decision to allow expanded sales of US technology supplies to Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei will only apply to products widely available around the world, and leave the most sensitive equipment off-limits, a top White House aide said on Sunday.
Finally, after a lot of drama, Donald Trump has folded his cards and has allowed Huawei to do business with the US companies.
Secondly, since Huawei will be on the entity list and will not be supplying crucial telecom equipment to the US companies, the extent of the ban will be revised in the coming days.
For the most part, Huawei is getting off the hook at least for using technology (software and hardware) made by the US companies.
Most likely, since Mr. Donald is softening the stand on Huawei, as he previously did with ZTE, we are going to see things return to normalcy in coming days.
Nevertheless, here is what I think of the Huawei Ban and more importantly of Mr. Trump.
Donald Trump is Highly Unpredictable
Mr. Donald Trump is a joker and probably suffers from BPD – borderline personality disorder. On days he will ask for a full Huawei Ban and swear to decimate China.
On other days, he will eat the spit, and say we are good with China, and also okay with Huawei buying technology from American companies.
Moreover, a couple of days back he ordered an Airstrike on Iran after an American Drone was shot down by Iranians. Later, he called it off.
I am really unsure about what type of leader he is. How undecided, confused and wavering. Was Huawei ban a bluff?;
Did Donald Trump do all this drama to coerce that the Chinese President Xi agrees to buy the crops from US farmers in larger quantities?
According to Wall Street Journal, “Trump said the cease-fire declared this weekend will delay imposing greater tariffs on $300 billion in Chinese goods that aren’t already subject to 25 percent tariffs in exchange for China “buying large amounts of American farm products.”
As per another article by the New York Times, he lies on trivial things, changes his stance and is highly unpredictable.
Nevertheless, if want to sum up in short what Mr. Trump did, here is what Einstein has to say about it.
Albert Einstein Once Said” Only two things are infinite, the universe and Human stupidity, and i am not sure about the former.
Some of the readers Asked:
So is it safe to buy Huawei and Honor Smartphones in India?
Yes, you can buy them if you are in a hurry. Smart folks should wait for full official confirmation before spending money. The official confirmation will come in a couple of days.
Published On – 27th May 2019
Huawei is in more trouble now due to the US sanctions against the company. The latest news as broken by Reuters, and shared by The Verge and even the Engadget confirms that Google has stopped support for Android to Huawei.
As most readers are aware there are sanctions by the US government against Huawei and other Chinese telecom equipment companies. In order to stop them from selling equipment to US carriers. This is the new addition to the growing trade wars between the US and China.
How Do Huawei Suspension Impact Mobile Users
The new blow to Huawei comes from Google as the company has suspended all business with Huawei. The US government has put Huawei on the entity list, which means that any US company cannot have trade with Huawei without government approval.
This is a big issue for global Huawei mobile users who are currently using the Huawei phones bundled with Android software. Further, Huawei can use the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and stops the company from using essential Google Apps and even the play store.
Also, Huawei phones will not get the latest Android security updates until they are available in the AOSP. According to Engadget, new Huawei phones will not have access to Gmail and Playstore which are a crucial part of the eco-system.
What is Ahead For Huawei?
Huawei may appeal in the US to get out of the entity list to ensure that the company continues to sell mobiles without issues. Huawei and ZTE have been under extreme pressure from the American president Donald Trump as being accused of spying on behalf of the Chinese government.
Back in 2018, US intelligence agencies have warned that Huawei and ZTE are working for the Chinese government and are spying using the telecom equipment sold to the US carriers.
However, Huawei has called these allegations false and are without any proof. Also, the company has stated that it is not possible for the Chinese Government to use its equipment for spying.
Huawei is undoubtedly in trouble and is caught in the crossfire between the US and China among the latest row of trade wars. We will update this story once we get more information on the topic.
Here is the official response from Google: Existing users should not worry.
For Huawei users’ questions regarding our steps to comply w/ the recent US government actions: We assure you while we are complying with all US gov’t requirements, services like Google Play & security from Google Play Protect will keep functioning on your existing Huawei device.
— Android (@Android) May 20, 2019
However, Google has not shared anything about the new users are going to buy the Huawei phones in the future. It is still not clear what will happen with the Huawei-Android partnership in the coming months.
This is really a big mess not only for Huawei but also for Google since buyers invested money on Huawei devices and also trusted Google for OS and software when buying the devices.
On the other hand, Google is also helpless, considering the sanctions have come from Donald Trump’s office.