US grants Huawei postponement of trade measures again

For the third time, the Chinese company Huawei will receive a 90-day postponement of trade measures from the US government. They would otherwise start tomorrow. This delay will be introduced so that telecom providers in rural areas in the United States can continue to use the services of Huawei, despite the sanctions imposed by the government.

The manufacturer supplies equipment for mobile networks to the providers. Without the services, the providers, and therefore users, will run into problems. As far as we know, it is still the intention to phase out the cooperation.

Huawei was blacklisted in May by the US Department of Commerce. This was then done under the guise of worries about espionage. The US accuses the Chinese company of spying on behalf of the government and, if instructed, to carry out sabotage attacks. Huawei has always denied this and there is no hard evidence for this.

The result of the blacklist was that Google withdrew the Android license from Huawei. This means that a series of new phones from Huawei, which come on the market this fall, do not contain services from the internet giant. This makes them much less attractive for the Western market.

Huawei has been a toy for months in the trade war between the US and China, which has been going on for a year and a half. According to CNN, President Trump should sign a partial agreement with President Xi Jinping this week, but talks about the final text would have stalled.

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