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.
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