China Urges US president to keep his word on Huawei

Vastavam web: China on Monday urged US President Donald Trump to keep his word and allow companies in America to do business with Chinese tech giant Huawei, which was banned under trade restrictions put in place by Washington in May. The development comes after Trump on Sunday cast doubt on the possibility of conducting any kind of business with Huawei right before his administration was set to announce whether it was extending a temporary reprieve, set to expire on Monday, of the ban on American companies from buying the tech giant’s components, Efe news reported.

The President insisted that the Chinese company was a threat to national security and said he would take a decision on the matter later. “So at this moment it looks like we are not going to do business, I don’t want to do business at all because it is a national security threat,” he added.

Reacting to Trump’s remarks, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said here on Monday: “During the Chinese and US presidents’ meeting in Osaka, the US said it will allow US companies to supply Huawei. When and how will it honour its commitments? Concerns the US’ own reputation and credibility. “The world is watching, we hope the US can keep its words and stop the unreasonable oppression and sanctions on Chinese companies including Huawei.”

Following the truce, Washington delayed the imposition of new tariffs on China and agreed to temporarily allow Huawei to sell small components, such as computer chips, to US companies. In May, Washington banned Huawei from selling its telecommunications equipment to American companies, alleging that the Chinese giant could use those systems for espionage.