On Wednesday President Donald Trump announced that the United States doesn’t want to discuss the US blacklisting of Huawei Technologies with China as these two biggest world economies try to end escalating trade tensions.
Trump also mentioned that “It’s a national security concern. Huawei is a big concern of our military, of our intelligence agencies, and we are not doing business with Huawei. And we’ll see what happens with respect to China, but Huawei has been not a player that we want to discuss, (that) we want to talk about right now.”
Trump’s comments were unclear whether he would be open to discussing the Chinese tech giant in trade talks with Beijing.
Trump has already mentioned in the past that he would be open to including Huawei in talks to reach a trade deal with Beijing.
This summer, Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed that the United States would ease Huawei Technologies’ limitations and China would make unspecified purchases of US farm products.
In May the United States put Huawei on the Commerce Department’s which is called Entity List over national security concerns. US parts and components generally cannot be sold to those on the list without special licenses.