The United States and China are experiencing severe trade tensions. Since Donald Trump arrived at the White House, several actions have been taken against Chinese companies like Huawei, which has been blacklisted and considered a company on a spy mission for the Chinese government. Will China ban Apple? Which country would dare to ban one of the biggest companies in the world? China could do so, according to recent statements from the Global Times media.
The Chinese government is said to be preparing its “revenge” against the policy of Donald Trump, which it deemed inadmissible to Huawei. Why this sudden turnaround? This would follow two actions recently carried out by the White House. The first was to block semiconductor shipments to Huawei and the second was to sign an extension of the ban on American companies from using Huawei equipment. Normally, this measure would expire within a month, but Trump has announced that it will be extended for another year.
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This greatly angered the Chinese government. Global Times explains: “President Donald Trump extended a decree signed in May 2019 declaring a national emergency and prohibiting American companies from using telecommunications equipment made by companies that pose a risk to national security on Wednesday. It’s been about a year since the ban for Huawei began, removing suppliers and partners. Google has been included in this list. This means that Huawei has already launched two major flagship phones without the company’s Google Play Store. In addition to its suite of Android apps. This led to a drop in Huawei sales and forced the company to develop alternatives to Google’s offers”.
For China, this extension of the ban is unjustified and need not be. Besides, the government would prepare its counterattack plan towards American companies that need China for the manufacture of their products, to make sales … In the first line, we find Apple, but also Cisco Systems, Qualcomm and Boeing Co.
Reuters details that: “China is ready to place US companies on a list of unreliable entities”. This would be as part of countermeasures against Washington’s decision to block semiconductor shipments to Huawei Technologies. “While the world is in the midst of a health crisis, the trade war between the United States and China has resumed. This especially since it is not the only “tension” of the moment. Because Donald Trump continues to accuse China of being the culprit in the Covid-19 pandemic. He even claimed to have evidence that the virus was developed in a Chinese laboratory in Wuhan. That makes the Chinese government very upset against the United States.