Trade dispute: America's unwavering fight against Huawei

The government of the United States is trying with great determination to minimize the global influence of the Chinese Telecom equipment supplier Huawei. The st

Trade dispute: America's unwavering fight against Huawei

The government of the United States is trying with great determination to minimize the global influence of the Chinese Telecom equipment supplier Huawei. The strategy has discouraged three elements: Potential Huawei customers Huawei and weaknesses and the competitors strengths.

Winand von Petersdorff-Campen

Economics correspondent in Washington.

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, The Chinese world-market leader is suspected in the Development of 5G-to provide infrastructure for super fast Internet in the world access to Chinese security services. Huawei has rejected the suspicion always.

the Americans not only to Cybersecurity risks. You see 5G as one of the fields on which the global technology leadership will be decided and take quite displeased to note that there is no American equipment manufacturers, Huawei could offer Paroli. Not yet.

"industrial espionage in a big way"

The latest measure of Americans belongs to the category house cleaning: The power regulatory Commission downgraded Huawei and a second Chinese group ZTE as a security risk. The consequence of this is that the network operator in the United States can not rely on the state subsidy pot in the amount of 8.3 billion dollars, if you rely for the Expansion of infrastructure on the technology of the two Chinese corporations.

The language of communication reflects the intensified pace: Huawei and ZTE endangered America's security. "Communist China wants to monitor people within our borders, and industrial espionage on a large scale operate," said Brendon Carr, a member of the Board of the FCC. The fearful and weak defense against China was all in the past. "And our efforts do not end here."

since may, 2019 Huawei is on the black list of the us Department of Commerce. In order for American companies that want to sell the group's technology must apply for a special license.

The reasoning at the time was, among other things, Huawei a threat to national security of the United States, by making, among other things, prohibited transactions with the Iran – Teheran had been occupied by Washington with a trade ban. The Huawei chief financial officer has been arrested for alleged Offences in this context in Canada, at the request of New York prosecutors is fixed and resists, so far, unsuccessful in court against extradition to America.

carrot and stick

The next level of escalation took place in may of this year, as the United States tightened the rules once again. Since then, the American government also requires foreign Chip manufacturers, you to obtain a special permit in Washington before you want to do business with Huawei. This applies at least if the Chip producers themselves use American technology. The initiative aims seem to be focused on the Taiwanese group, TSMC is a key supplier to Huawei.

Updated Date: 03 July 2020, 02:19

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