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‘Dangerous Sparring’: Trump Turns Screws On Huawei, Prompting Chinese Threats Against Apple, Boeing

"If the US further blocks key technology supply to Huawei, China will activate the 'unreliable entity list."

Tensions between the US and China escalated again on Friday, as the Commerce department amended export rules in order to "strategically target Huawei’s acquisition of semiconductors that are the direct product of certain US software and technology". Essentially, Wilbur Ross is accusing Huawei of using end-arounds to skirt restrictions put in place a year ago, when the US moved to blacklist the company during some of the trade war's darkest days. "Despite the Entity List actions the Department took last year, Huawei and its foreign affiliates have stepped-up efforts to undermine these national security-based restrictions through an indigenization effort", Ross said Friday. He added the following: However, that effort is still dependent on US technologies. This is not how a responsible global corporate citizen behaves. We must amend our rules exploited by Huawei and HiSilicon and prevent US technologies from enabling malign activities contrary to U.S. national security and foreign policy interests. You have to love the brazenness of that assessment. This is, after all, related to an across-the-board effort on the part of the Trump administration not just to cripple Huawei's bus
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17 comments on “‘Dangerous Sparring’: Trump Turns Screws On Huawei, Prompting Chinese Threats Against Apple, Boeing

  1. Bas says:

    I call bullshit on Trump “not wanting to talk with Xi.” More likely Xi sees a weak US position/outgoing president and refused to speak with Trump, necessitating the characteristic moronic Trump-rant.

    • calh0025 says:

      Agreed. Holding on until November could make Xi’s life incredibly simple. A Biden presidency would likely result in rapid normalization of relations globally.

  2. Will Smith says:

    Hu repeated what Trump said to make bare an obvious point on Trump’s credibility, how is that a misrepresentation or exaggeration (mockery) ? 😂

    If Hu made some comments about injecting him, or some snide joke, yeah sure that’s mockery…

    Brad Pitt’s little episode acting as Fauci .. that’s a good example of mockery and satire

  3. Emptynester says:

    The US has the opportunity to reset our participation in the global economy that maintains a global economy but does not give up key positions that the US should retain for long term positioning and global economic/world peace goals.
    We absolutely should use this opportunity to rethink/ reestablish. There will be some ruffled feathers for sure.

    The scary part is that I fear much of this reshuffling is being done without thinking through the long term implications and working toward a goal of how the US hopes things look in the next decade and beyond.

    • Stevevan says:

      Are you kidding?! Trump planning for the future??! Get serious, all he’s thinking about is the next few months into the election….can’t believe that people can’t see through his pathetic diversion from his totally botched response to the pandemic.

      • You are correct his behavior is the same as how he ended up in bankruptcy so often. When faced with a crisis he consistently picks a dramatic choice that shows his brave side. However that brave side is to brave upcoming side effects or risks inherent with the decision. Then when the risks materialize or the side effects manifest he either capitulates (rarely) or he creates another diversion evidently hoping to cover up the past disaster he created. Then rarely he ends up with a win through deceit and subterfuge, i.e. Impeachment he creates a new disaster as he tries to build himself up, i.e. downplay of Coronavirus. We can go back and look at all the major decisions since he became POTUS and find the same drama cycle.

  4. gdhalpha says:

    No kidding. You’re being far too thoughtful. It’s Trump and this disastrous administration we’re dealing with. All this noise is to distract Fox viewers from the immediate and horrific pandemic at hand

  5. I read the tea leaves a little bit different. POTUS likes to strut like a strong man just prior to giving away the store. It is possible this, “Trump said he doesn’t want to speak to Xi” is just bluster prior to capitulation. I am not expecting this as it would reduce the diversion effect from Virus response failures, however he loves thinking himself to be not predictable. However he is predictable as much as anyone, within the bounds of probability.

  6. I expect tariff man to make an appearance soon in an attempt to rescue the administration from a sinking economy and poll numbers, at this point his best hope is to deflect all blame and attention towards China. Just remember, if you have any nasty questions, ask China.

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