Six weeks after Huawei [cnn.com] was blacklisted [cnn.com] by the US government, President Donald Trump had what the Chinese telecom firm described as a "U-turn." Trump said Saturday that "US companies can sell their equipment to Huawei," allowing the transactions won't present a "great, national emergency problem."
Trump's comments at the G20 [cnn.com] in Japan came after a widely anticipated meeting with Chinese President Xi Jingping. The two sides met to discuss the impasse in the trade dispute, and Huawei, one of the largest smartphone manufacturers in the world, has become a flash point in the battle.
In May, the US Commerce Department banned sales of American-made goods to Huawei without first obtaining a license. US officials have accused the company of working to undermine US national security and foreign policy interests. Trump said Huawei was still part of the ongoing trade discussions between Washington and Beijing, but for now, he would move to resume allowing US companies to sell parts to the Chinese firm.
President Trump has said US firms can continue selling to Huawei, apparently contradicting a Commerce Department trade blacklist on the Chinese tech firm.
See also: A China-U.S. Trade Truce Could Enshrine a Global Economic Shift [nytimes.com]
Previously: New Law Bans U.S. Government from Buying Equipment from Chinese Telecom Giants ZTE and Huawei [soylentnews.org]
Huawei Working on its Own OS to Prepare for "Worst-Case Scenario" of Being Deprived of Android [soylentnews.org]
Google Pulls Huawei's Android License [soylentnews.org]
The Huawei Disaster Reveals Google's Iron Grip On Android [soylentnews.org]
Huawei Calls on U.S. to Adjust its Approach to Tackle Cybersecurity Effectively [soylentnews.org]
Google Doesn't Want Huawei Ban Because It Would Result in an Android Competitor [soylentnews.org]
Huawei Soldiers on, Announces Nova 5 and Kirin 810 [soylentnews.org]
Related: U.S. Reaches Deal to Keep China's ZTE in Business: Congressional Aide [soylentnews.org]
US Hits China's ZTE with $1 Billion Penalty [soylentnews.org]