Trump Issues Executive Order Banning Chinese 5G Leader Huawei's Technology

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Surprise surprise: All of a sudden Huawei is a threat to US national security.

President Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday afternoon effectively banning the use Huawei's 5G technology just days after the US and China failed to reach a deal to end the trade war between the two countries.

Trump's based the decision on national security. Curiously, it was not a matter of national security before the trade talks collapsed.

Please consider Trump Telecom Ban Takes Aim at China, Huawei.

President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that allows the U.S. to ban telecommunications network gear and services from foreign adversaries, in a measure widely believed to be aimed at China and telecom companies including Huawei Technologies Co. and ZTE Corp.

A White House press release describing the order doesn’t list any countries or companies by name. Instead, it gives the Commerce Secretary the authority to ban the import of gear or services from companies that have close ties to foreign governments and could use their equipment to monitor or disrupt U.S. telecommunications or other infrastructure.

Trump Touts 5G and 6G Technology ASAP

Flashback February 21, 2019: Trump Tweets Promote US 5G "Even 6G" ASAP

Another Day, Another Lie

Fancy that, another bald-faced lie.

Huawei was only a tiny presence in the US markets, used only by smaller local operations that will now have to replace the gear.

Trump will soon demand the UK and EU to drop the technology.

What's It Really About?

  1. The US is behind in technology.
  2. Trump is irritated at China.
  3. The NSA cannot demand China put in hooks and backdoors but it can require US companies to do that and not mention it.
  4. Trump is an exceptionally piss poor negotiator who has to rely on bullying, threats, and coercion to get his way.

The end result of point number four is Trump has not closed a single deal while seriously damaging relationships with allies.

EU Pokes Trump

Trump is already irritated as note in February: EU Pokes Trump Again, This Time Over Huawei' s 5G Technology.

As noted on Feb 21: "Germany and the UK gave Trump another polite go to hell message by refusing his demand on Huawei."

I hope they remain firm. The only way to stop aggressive bullies is to stand up to them. The message needs to remain "Dear president Trump, Go to Hell".

Of course, diplomatically it will say "Dear President Trump, we will make our own decisions, thank you."

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Comments (26)
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Aaaal
Aaaal

Sadly, the only things the US are good at is failed foreign & domestic policy, lying to its people, obesity, being able to breathe with our heads up our collective asses, making up excuses to invade other countries, killing wholesale. We are not good at regime change anymore. MAGA is not possible because we were never great, well, great liars & hypocrites. Just MAG. Please add to the list as you see fit.

indubitably
indubitably

loser

truthseeker
truthseeker

Loser? How about winner as Trump’s poll numbers hit 51% approval all time high of his presidency! American people like a leader who is kicking ass for a change on immigration and China. Mish like you I always try to be honest with my comments, so when I also read that there has been a huge shift in his approval with the milinials ??this is very worrisome since they are pretty much wrong in everything they believe and change their minds constantly.

Realist
Realist

By the time Trump is done, the US will have isolated itself from the rest of the world, much like North Korea.

Ebowalker
Ebowalker

That gdp number emboldened him to bully china.

truthseeker
truthseeker

Look I will admit that Trump’s behavior frightens me at times yet he at least has some or a few good instincts. Some of the goofy stuff he does on purpose just to rattle the news media I really believe. I hope his people will show him the article n today’s WSJ in the editorial section on how best we can deal with China from this point forward if he will only listen.

Realist
Realist

Just reading that Trump is planning on encouraging more immigration of highly skilled workers, something that I have been suggesting here for the last three years. Finally, a proposal from Trump that I can support. Though I don’t yet know the details.

Maximus_Minimus
Maximus_Minimus

Bad choice. Should have invited Huawei, and shake them down for all their 5G, like they do back home. Not the art of the deal.

mark0f0
mark0f0

Time to put America's STEM workers back to work creating and inventing, instead of sitting on the couches, their job applications completely ignored by employers hooked on using foreign nationals on H-1B visas.

Look at the disaster at Boeing that was clearly caused by disrespect of the STEM profession for proof of how much of a failure US STEM policy has been.

Casual_Observer
Casual_Observer

Huawei is the Chinese government which is communist. No state owned enterprise in China can be trusted.

Christian dk
Christian dk

blow back coming. china will ban all US spying gadgets, Apple, Google, facebook, intel, microsoft...ect... China should just import ALL the silver from Comex and smash the con game of fiat paper us dollar scam.

Sechel
Sechel

Legislative branch has ceded too much power to the executive. People will rant about the abuse of calling a national emergency but it is entirely within the legislative branche's power to rectify the matter yet they lack the will. Voters need to hold their legislatures accountable.

Augustthegreat
Augustthegreat

“The NSA cannot demand China put in hooks and backdoors but it can require US companies to do that and not mention it.” bingo!

Kenautical
Kenautical

Mish, do you seriously think that we should let China build our communications network?

A country that is continuously carrying out cyber intrusions against our companies,

A country that is known for mass surveillance of its citizens and this company builds those systems.

A country that has set in place policies that are meant to undermine our leadership in technology and will stop at nothing until they get what we have - even if it's breaking our laws.

A company that has already stolen our Diamond glass technology (Akhan Glass), and Robot Arm Technology (T-Mobile), stole technology from Motorola (Engineer arrested at the airport with 1,000 thumbdrives and one way ticket to China taking proprietary tech to Huawei),

A company that stole technology from CISCO.

A communist country where no companies can defy the orders of the govt - they must obey.

A country that has the potential of becoming an enemy.

Is this the kind of country you would want to build your communications network. Seriously?

Trump is right on this one. China can't build our network. It's a security risk