Just days after it extended a general license to Huawei for three months, US looks to be backtracking on including Huawei in the US-China trade negotiations. United States President Donald Trump has come out and revealed that the US is not interested in including Huawei in the trade deal with China.
Speaking to reports at the White House, President Donald Trump said that Huawei would not play any part in trade discussions with China, reports Reuters. Trump said that Huawei presents a national security risk for the US.
Trump said “It’s [Huawei is] a national security concern. Huawei is a big concern of our military, of our intelligence agencies, and we are not doing business with Huawei. We’ll see what happens with respect to China, but Huawei has been not a player that we want to discuss, (that) we want to talk about right now”.
The latest development will be a big blow to Huawei which is still in the US government’s Entity List following a soft ban on the Chinese company. The news comes two months after Trump let US companies sell to Huawei but not the other way around and even at the time, the US President stressed on ‘national security’.
In August, Huawei revealed that it will switch to HarmonyOS on phones if the US doesn’t fully clear the ban on the company. Huawei is also developing an alternative to Google Maps with the Map Kit which is set for an unveiling in October.