Trump Gives Huawei Another 90-Day Reprieve: Who is Desperate for a Deal?

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For the second time since May, Trump postponed an order that would block US firms from supplying Huawei.

Winning trade wars is so easy that U.S. Set to Give Huawei Another 90 Days to Buy from American Suppliers.

The U.S. Commerce Department is expected to extend a reprieve given to Huawei Technologies that permits the Chinese firm to buy supplies from U.S. companies so that it can service existing customers, two sources familiar with the situation said.

The “temporary general license” will be extended for Huawei for 90 days, sources said.

An extension will renew an agreement set to lapse on August 19, continuing the Chinese company’s ability to maintain existing telecommunications networks and provide software updates to Huawei handsets.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping are expected to discuss Huawei in a call this weekend, one of the sources said.

The U.S. government blacklisted Huawei alleging the Chinese company is involved in activities contrary to national security or foreign policy interests. The United States says Huawei’s smartphones and network equipment could be used by China to spy on Americans, allegations the company has repeatedly denied.

Sham Allegation or Foolish Response?

If China is indeed a security threat Trump should not use Huawei as a bargaining chip nor should the US supply Huawei with parts.

Either Trump's reprieve is foolish or the charges are a lie. Which is it?

Second question: Who is it that seems desperate for a deal? Trump or China?

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Comments (44)
No. 1-12
Realist
Realist

Trump is:

Desperate for a deal

A terrible negotiator

A fool

The worst President in US history

CautiousObserver
CautiousObserver

I imagine China has noticed that recent US trade policies look like short term posturing, possibly orchestrated by the Keystone Cops. I doubt we are going to earn any meaningful long term concessions from them with these tactics.

Augustthegreat
Augustthegreat

Huawei’s founder Ren already said a few month ago that the 90 days exoneration was not helping at all.

Mish
Mish

Editor

agree with 1-3 but not 4

Wilson, FDR, George W Bush, LBJ at the top of my list

Sechel
Sechel

If Huwei is a security threat ban them. If not it should be dropped. This idea of using pawns is puerile