And Huawei domination of the media continues – the existing war between the Chinese company and the U.S government with Donald Trump in command who seems willing to continue on his usual rigid line.
Yesterday, during a meeting at the White House, the American President made a statement on the subject again, defining the Chinese giant in this way:
“Huawei is something very dangerous. Look what they did from a security and military point of view”.
However, at the same time Trump does not exempt himself from something else, he mentions a pact, a broader trade agreement that would involve the United States and China, reflecting accordingly on the Huawei case:
“If we made a deal, I could imagine Huawei being possibly included in some form or some part of it”.
The remarks come on the heels of the U.S. increasing tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese products from 10% to 25%, with China retaliating by taxing U.S. goods worth $60 billion. Formal discussions between the two countries have stalled after talks ended without a deal on May 10.
Just as some of us has speculated, Huawei is essentially being used as leverage in the trade deal between the two countries.
We’ll have to wait and see how this plays out, but it doesn’t look like either party is close to a resolution.