Huawei, a Chinese company subjected to US sanctions, has found a powerful ally
Huawei, a Chinese company subjected to US sanctions, has unexpectedly found a powerful ally.
According to the Washington Post, on the objections of the Pentagon, the US Department of Commerce has forced to suspend the measures to further limit US technology access to Huawei.
The US Department of Commerce next week approved approval of US companies to further tighten the sales process of Huawei for computer chips and other parts.
But it has been objected to by the Pentagon and fears that these additional sanctions will affect the revenues of US companies such as Qualcomm, Intel and Micron, which will start to overtake global rival companies, leading to superior US military technology can be affected.
Cabinet-level decisions on further measures against Huawei are expected next week, while President Donald Trump's trade pact with China was signed last week, terming it as "real progress."
On the other hand, according to the Wall Street Journal, the US Department of Defense and the Treasury have opposed the Department of Commerce's decision to tighten restrictions on Huawei.
This opposition came at a time when the US Department of Commerce's trade with US companies is making it more difficult for US companies.
"We are aware of the stability of technology companies' supply chains and their innovators; this is the balance we want to maintain," Defense Secretary Mark Asper told The Wall Street Journal in this regard.
It may be recalled that in May 2019, the United States barred Huawei from doing business with US companies, and a special government license was imposed on US companies to supply parts to Huawei.
Huawei was blacklisted by the Trump administration as a threat to US national security and said its devices could be used for espionage, a charge the Chinese company has always denied.