The Wall Street Journal reveals that Donald Trump is considering lifting some of the sanctions on the Chinese giant Huawei, which could thus renew contact with some American firms. But nothing is sure yet.
Huawei could take advantage of concessions the Trump administration is willing to put on the scales. WSJ newspaper says that sources close to the file have confirmed that Huawei would soon be able to resume business in the United States.
But the banishment of Huawei is not lifted. In fact, Trump administration plans to issue licenses soon that will allow some American companies to supply nonsensitive goods to Huawei, helping cool tensions ahead of the trade talks.
What about Android and Google services?
Regarding the topic that interests us the most here, no new information has been gleaned by the WSJ. We still do not know if Google is able to resume business with the Chinese giant, but this seems unlikely to us at the moment.
The concessions made by the Trump administration could look like small steps. It would be for the time being only to authorize the transportation of goods between American companies and Huawei. The case of Android or more specifically Google services seems too central for Donald Trump.
Huawei, meanwhile, is waiting for Washington’s green light. To allow the installation of Google services on its recent Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro. Two ultra-high-end smartphones, that the Chinese have not yet decided to get it out to several markets. Lest the absence of these services will harm its commercial viability.