Another ban on Huawei
Since the beginning of this year, Chinese tech giant Huawei had to face many problems as the U.S. President Donald Trump had issues with the company. With Chinese president’s interference, many questions were resolved, and Donald Trump removed the ban on Huawei, but now Trump has put another ban on Huawei.
The Trump governance has banned U.S. federal agencies from buying technological equipment and receiving services from Huawei and other two companies as part of the government’s latest suppression on Chinese technology amid national security fears.
A spokesperson of Management and Budget for the White House Office Jacob Wood, said that the administration would “fully comply” with the legislation passed by Congress as part of a defense spending bill passed recent year.
According to a CNBC report, the spokesperson’s remarks are;
The new rule will be useful in a week and will also aim Chinese tech giants Hikvision, ZTE and Hytera, amid fears that the companies could spy for the Chinese government. The rule arrives in a year before Congress’ instructed deadline of August 2020 for all federal contractors doing business with Huawei, Hyteria, Hikvision and ZTE.
The government will provide waivers to contractors on a case-by-case basis so long as their work does not represent a national security threat.
Huawei has long claimed it does not spy for the Chinese government. Critics, including the government and many legislatures, say the company’s technology, mainly networking equipment technology like 5G cell stations, could cause Americans’ data at risk of Chinese supervision or spying. Huawei has vigorously denied the accusations, despite findings from the U.K. government that gave a damning review of the security of the technology.
The company first came to attention in 2012 in a House inquiry, which labelled the company a national security threat.
Huawei spokesperson Chase Skinner cleared the news was “not unanticipated” and that it continues to challenge the ban in court.
“The NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) law and its implementing provisions will do nothing to ensure the security of the U.S. telecom networks and systems and rather trade barrier based on country-of-origin, calling disciplinary action without any evidence of wrongdoing,” he further said. “Ultimately, it will be rural citizens of the U.S. that will be most negatively affected as the networks they use for the digital association will rely on Huawei.”