While everyone is focusing on the ban on selling in the US, the ban on buying US components is a much more interesting chapter of the Huawei saga.
President Donald Trump has dropped the economic dirty bomb on China and it’s dominating the headlines. Although Huawei, or China, are not mentioned in the text, the Executive Order is clearly a move to stall progress made in the telco arena. China is mounting a challenge to the US dominance in the TMT arena, and this should be viewed as a move to combat that.
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Jamie Davies , May 17, 2019
Banning American manufacturers from purchasing Huawei equipment is one thing, but banning Huawei from purchasing US components opens up an even more complex chapter to the ongoing US – China trade tensions. It is unclear now how President Trump’s Executive Order will effect the Chinese tech giant in the international market, but cutting off American supply chains could deal Huawei a serious blow.