Trump: US will not ban Huawei equipment

Trump: US will not ban Huawei equipment
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  • calendar-gray 29 June 2019

The US government will allow American companies to sell equipment to China's Huawei, if it does not pose a risk to national security US President Donald Trump has said, following a year of ever-increasing pressure on the Chinese telecom giant, APA reports citing Sputnik.

The US president made the comments following a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the ongoing G20 summit in Osaka, Japan.

"I like our companies selling things to others. These are not things easy to make, our companies were very upset, but we are allowing them. So if it is not national security issue, we are allowing them to sell. We are leaving Huawei towards the end. We are going to see what we go with the trade agreement," he said during a press briefing on Saturday.

The United States suspects that Huawei, the world's largest telecom equipment manufacturer, is helping Beijing to steal commercial secrets and collect personal data - an allegation both Huawei and Chinese authorities deny. The Trump administration has blocked government contractors from using Huawei equipment and, in a separate development, barring the Chinese firm from buying US-made technologies.

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