The US has been warning other countries not to buy telecommunications gear from China’s Huawei and ZTE. The government will soon put real money behind the effort.
Japan and South Korea are showing no signs of resolving an escalating trade dispute, which traces back to 1910. It now poses a threat to the world’s technology supply chain.
In the race for tech supremacy, China is betting it can seize the lead by building the world’s biggest 5G wireless networks.
US President Donald Trump says he may resolve a dispute over Huawei as part of a trade agreement with China, yet doing so would undercut American assertions the company poses a national security threat.
US President Donald Trump said on Thursday that China’s Huawei, which was put on a US blacklist earlier this month, could be part of a trade pact with the country.
The Trump administration is pulling out the big guns in its push to slow China’s rise, with potentially devastating consequences for the rest of the world.
To ban Huawei without levying charges would raise tensions between Washington and Beijing by an order of magnitude greater than anything we’ve seen so far.