(Newswire.net — June 11, 2019) — The US Finance Minister Steve Munchin, said that restrictions imposed by the Trump administration to Huawei could be relaxed if trade negotiations with China indicate progress.
Munchin also suggests that the US president’s claims about the Chinese tech giant spying on American citizens might not be quite true.
The U.S. according to Munchin, is ready to make a breakthrough when it comes to the conditions set by the White House if China “meets the US requirements”.
The U.S. Finance Minister said that in that case, Trump would like to make a re-balance in that relationship and ease restrictions for Huawei.
The US administration blacklisted Huawei amid rumors that the Chinese tech giant could be a security threat to the United States, using its new 5G network for accessing data on smartphones.
From Munchin’s statement, however, it can be indirectly concluded that the “Huawei Case” is not a situation of Chinese company being a threat to national security, but that the U.S. uses the tension to pressure China in an ongoing trade war.
Otherwise, Huawei has recently called on the United States to sign a mutual non-piracy agreement, while U.S. Treasury Department Director, Rasel Vote, has asked for the suspension of Huawei’s ban.
The explanation Vote gave was that this would result in a drastic reduction in the number of companies that could supply the government, which would in the end jeopardize the national interest of the United States.
Google also asked for something similar, on the grounds that, in the event that Huawei is denied access to their services, its Google’s dominant position on the Android market will be compromised, and hence – the national interest of the United States.
So far, Huawei has announced that its Ark OS will appear this fall, and that in the future, chips will be designed with different architectural solutions.
Huawei delivered 200 million handsets worldwide over the past year, while in the first quarter of this year it continued at a similar pace, climbing to second place, just behind Samsung.
It is expected that the problems caused by the U.S. restrictions slow down the plans of the Chinese giant, but will not jeopardize them in the long run.