U.S. and China both play tug of war with Huawei over future trade talks


Yesterday, we pointed out some comments made by President Donald Trump that made it clear that his administration is using Huawei as a bargaining chip for future trade talks with China. Trump told a reporter yesterday, “So it’s possible that Huawei even would be included in some kind of a trade deal. If we made a deal, I could imagine Huawei being possibly included in some form, some part of a trade deal.” We had been wondering if the placement of Huawei on the BIS Entity List had more to do with trade than security. Being on the list prevents the company from easily obtaining U.S. parts and …

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