Saturday December 14, 2019

Is the die cast in tech Cold War?

Optimists expect Trump to let Huawei off the hook eventually after using the company as a bargaining chip to squeeze trade concessions from Beijing. It’s unlikely to play out that way, though

22nd May, 2019
US row uncertainty hits Huawei sales. Pic: Getty

There are key differences with ZTE. For one thing, Huawei has not been directly accused of any wrongdoing.

It was a year ago this week that Trump tweeted he was intervening in the ZTE case. Recall that the Chinese company was slapped with a ban on buying American parts not because of security concerns or the trade war, but because it violated sanctions against Iran and then reneged on a deal with US authorities. There...

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