Trump Declares National Emergency, Attacks Blockchain-Friendly Huawei

Trump has signed an executive order to ban foreign telecoms equipment

As you might imagine, the USA government backed up its move-which included declaring a national emergency-with some solid evidence against Huawei.

Huawei now claims to have almost 190,000 employees, operates in 170 countries, and reported revenue of more than US$100 billion in 2018. The decision comes as some European countries consider whether or not to allow Huawei into their 5G systems.

A woman stands at the booth of Huawei featuring 5G technology at the PT Expo in Beijing, China September 28, 2018.

Huawei has been "involved in activities contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States", the order says.

Huawei said it supplies 45 of the world's top 50 phone companies, but only about 2 percent of telecom equipment purchased by North American carriers in 2017 was Huawei-made. In response to that perceived threat he is empowering state officials and agencies to take pretty much whatever prohibitive action they deem necessary against any companies they consider to be under the influence of said adversaries.

The core issue with Huawei has been concerns over its coziness with the Chinese government and fears that its equipment could be used to spy on other countries and companies.

Interestingly enough, Huawei has offered support for the development of blockchain technology.

The US would be limited to "inferior, yet more expensive alternatives", which would hurt companies and consumers, it added.

The Chinese commerce ministry said Thursday it had no information on a US plan to come to Beijing to continue talks, after US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he would likely visit China in the near future.

US officials say Huawei will give information it collects to the Chinese government.

Walmart Offering Next Day Shipping to Customers
This means the order ships in one box, or as few as possible, and it travels a shorter distance via low-cost ground shipping. Two years ago, Walmart began offering free two-day shipping on millions of items on its website for orders of at least $35.

"The escalation of China-US trade frictions will have a definite impact on the economies of the two countries and the world economy", he said. But even if the allegations were true, company officials told CNET in an interview that the security threat is still minimal simply because of the way communications networks are built.

Analysts said Huawei can likely pivot to other semiconductor sources, plus its own rapidly advancing chipsets, and that the USA campaign could bring pushback from European allies whose carriers rely on Huawei equipment. "Because when all this equipment went in there was no talk of these issues".

Francis Dinha, CEO of the security software company OpenVPN, agrees that operators use equipment from multiple vendors and said it's the wireless operators who are ultimately responsible for securing their networks. "Operators are not stupid".

Previous reports also highlighted that Huawei's lead in 5G might be one reason why the U.S. government has been moving against the tech company, and the whole situation gets even more complicated when you factor in the escalating trade war with China.

A Huawei spokesman said: "This report is long on politically motivated insinuation but short on fact".

In a report by the Henry Jackson Society think-tank, he said it was "a risk. we simply do not need to take".

"The ability to control communications and the data that flows through its channels will be the route to exercise power over societies and other nations", he said.

According to Purdy, the USA government has ignored Huawei's requests to understand specific cybersecurity investigations - for years. He said that limiting access to an important 5G vendor for equipment will limit competition, which will raise costs for building these networks.

He added the United Kingdom should also not be influenced by the economic cost of either delaying 5G or having to settle for a less capable and more expensive provider. It resumed business after reaching a deal with the U.S. in July.

"We spent $11 billion with American companies previous year", he said.

Related:

Comments

Latest news

In landmark first for Asia, Taiwan’s parliament approves same-sex marriage
Today, we have a chance to make history and show the world that progressive values can take root in an East Asian society. President Tsai Ing-wen hailed the vote as a "big step towards true equality" that "made Taiwan a better country".

Republicans asked about abortion ban: Run away!
Could it result in a return to unsafe, backstreet abortions of the kind that were performed before Roe v. But let's say it does take it, and that those judges also follow precedent and strike down the law.

Bella Hadid Has a Wow Moment on Cannes Red Carpet!
Earlier this month, she made the heads turn in her OTT look at the Metropolitan Museum of Arts Gala 2019. Her accessories were limited to statement earrings , while her hair was left simple in loose curls.

China formally arrests 2 Canadians in case linked to Huawei
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said Canadians thinking of travelling to China should consult with Global Affairs Canada. Meng, 47, is the daughter of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's billionaire founder, Ren Zhengfei.

The internet pays tribute to Grumpy Cat
Some rankings estimate Grumpy Cat made $100 million from her film, media appearances, sponsorship deals and merchandise sales. The internet meme sensation, who has over 12 million followers on social media, has died at the age of 7.

Sudanese protesters criticize military for suspending talks

Autopilot in use before Tesla hit semi
Neither Brown nor the vehicle braked for a tractor-trailer, which had turned left in front of the Tesla and was crossing its path. Tesla said in a statement that after the driver engaged the system he "immediately removed his hands from the wheel".

Missing Chicago teen who was 9 months pregnant found dead, baby removed
About 12.10am on Wednesday (May 15), the medical examiner's office was notified of a body that had been found. Piotr Bobak , Clarisa Figueroa's boyfriend, was charged with concealment of a homicide, police said.

Prince Harry Awarded 'Substantial Damages' Over Home Photos
It lists the mother's name as "Rachel Meghan Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex ". As for how the couple will be as parents, Daniel didn't hold back there, either.

Washington orders some US government employees to leave Iraq
Saudi security chiefs said armed drones attacked two oil pumping stations in the kingdom but did not disrupt output or exports. Even Gulf Arab states that openly oppose Iran, such as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, seem cautious this week.

What helps prevent dementia? Try exercise, not vitamin pills
Dementia is a persistent impairment of mental process marked by memory disorder, personality changes, and impaired reasoning. Dementia results from a variety of diseases and injuries that affect the brain, such as Alzheimer disease or stroke.

American justice system 'largely evil', says Conrad Black after Trump's pardon
Nolan has been a vocal advocate for criminal justice reform since he spent more than two years in federal prison during the 1990s. He eventually spent three-and-a-half years in prison, and was deported from the United States.

Aaron Rodgers latest celeb to make ‘Game of Thrones’ cameo
Rodgers appearance in the GOT episode titled, The Bells , did not last long before he was consumed in a storm of dragon fire. Viewers focusing on the drama and action of Sunday's Game of Thrones episode may have missed a certain MVP cameo.

Realme to launch 5G smartphone with Snapdragon 855 SoC later in 2019
It adds a special optimization at the system level, application level, and especially the gaming experience is much improved. Coming to Realme X India launch, Realme CEO Madhav Seth is already arranged a special media meeting in Beijing, China.

Russia not 'fire brigade' to save Iran deal, says Putin
The move was reportedly a response to Tehran's alleged plans to carry out attacks on U.S. forces and allies in the Middle East. He later called on "every country that's interfering in Venezuela to cease doing that".

Other news