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 Trump to ban Huawei, ZTE from 5G technology

18.05.19. While Donald Trump takes a tougher stand against China’s Huawei’s 5G communications push, the Communist regime has threatened to retaliate against US sanctions seen by it as an attempt to restrict international trade by the Chinese technology giant Huawei. Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said Beijing opposed countries imposing unilateral sanctions on Chinese companies and would take action. That means Australia can expect another round of Chinese bullying via trade, despite its economy entering a slump.
Donald Trump has declared a national emergency over threats to US technology as he effectively banned China’s Huawei from the US, signing a sweeping executive order to ban Chinese telecommunications equipment on national security grounds. The order, which comes at a time of rising US-China tensions, will have the effect of shutting out Chinese telco giants Huawei and ZTE from involvement in the US’s next generation 5G mobile technology and other technologies.Source: News Corp

US to ban Huawei, ZTE from involvement in 5G technology

A national emergency will allow the US government to ban American companies from doing business with certain foreign suppliers, which will include Huawei.
Although the order is widely seen to be directed against China it does not mention China or individual companies by name.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said: “The President has made it clear that the Administration will do what it takes to…protect America from foreign adversaries who are actively and increasingly creating and exploiting vulnerabilities in information and communication technology infrastructure and services in the United States.”
The order allows the commerce secretary to block transactions involving communications technology created by foreign countries which are deemed as an “unacceptable risk” of posing a threat or espionage or sabotage.
The Trump White House is using Australia as a part-model for the new policy with the president having praised Prime Minister Scott Morrison for Australia’s decision under Malcolm Turnbull to ban China from its 5G network.
But Mr Trump’s order is not limited to 5G technology and covers a broad range of technologies.
The Australian first revealed the drafting of the executive order last November but the president has delayed signing it, fearing it may undermine the prospects for a trade deal with China.
However with trade talks having reached a stalemate between the two countries, Mr Trump decided to sign the order this week.
US intelligence agencies have determined that China’s state-owned Huawei poses a security risk to the US because of China’s ability to use the company’s technology to gather intelligence.
In August last year Mr Trump signed a bill preventing US Government departments from using equipment from Huawei and ZTE.
The move is certain to anger China at a time when both countries are in the midst of an escalating tariff trade war after the failure of talks last week to resolve the issue.
China denies that companies like Huawei double as intelligence providers, with Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang this week accusing the US of attempting to “deliberately smear” some Chinese companies.
“This is not honourable, nor is it just,” he said.
“We urge the United States to stop using the excuse of security issues to unreasonably suppress Chinese companies, and provide a fair, just, non-discriminatory environment for Chinese companies carrying out normal investments and operations in the United States.”
The Trump administration has welcomed moves by Australia and Japan to ban China from its next generation 5G technology.
But Washington and Canberra have been angered by Britain’s recent decision to allow Huawei to help build parts of its 5G network.
The US and Australia are concerned that if China uses Huawei to exploit Britain’s intelligence services, it may jeopardise the safe sharing of intelligence between the countries under the Five Eyes intelligence sharing arrangements.
Mr Trump’s move is part of a broader toughening of policy toward China on trade, political interference and cyber intrusions.
Former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull last month called on the US and Australia to give more ‘urgent priority’ to developing their own 5G networks to safeguard national security in the face of cyber attacks from China and elsewhere.
He said it was ‘absurd’ that neither the US or its five-eyes allies including Australia were not more actively developing their own safe 5G alternatives to those offered by market leaders such as Huawei.
“When I was prime minister I discussed this issue with President Trump and I encouraged the president to take the lead to ensure we had at least one viable and secure 5G vendor from the US and its Five Eyes partners,” Mr Turnbull said. “It is frankly absurd that in this – arguably the most important enabling technology of our time – that the US and its closest allies are not leading players.”
Mr Turnbull’s speech was read and shared by senior US officials within the National Security Council in Washington.

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  • luk1955 18/05/2019, 7:12 am

    One of the ways for our governments to accommodate the chinks is to remove all manufacturing from Australia so that we become dependent on China. The economists helped the government in this regard by lying about the benefits of “[chinese] globalism”. All the engineering talent needed to set up electronic manufacture has gone elsewhere and is not available to set up a plant to make our own electronics. Should an intrepid person or company try to set up such a plant, the government would quickly let them know the game rules that bely a fascist government operating to preserve the chinese conquest of Australia.

    • Pensioner Pete 18/05/2019, 7:43 am

      luk: Whitlam started the process and Hawke/Keating fine tuned the demolition of Australian manufacturing, leaving us all in the mire we have today. Even the once great Australian Icon R.M. Williams, has clothing manufactured in China with no price reduction whilst the quality is as one would expect at a $2 opp shop.

  • Eliza 18/05/2019, 8:47 am

    There are very few commentators of the right who extol Pres. Trumps achievements which I find amazing. He has done so much for the American People and yes he has a massive ego and yes he can come across as arrogant but above all he wears his heart on his sleeve regarding his love for America and it shows in his policies. And he has to fight the media, hollywood and democrapits every minute of every day but he always seems to come up Trumps!! Wish we had someone with the fortitude and love of Australia to lead us and make Australia great.

  • OPA 18/05/2019, 3:17 pm

    You’re kidding, aren’t you Eliza? What, and break our commitment to the Paris Agreement? You want this nation to become a wealthy, self-governing country and abandon the socialist ‘one world government’ dream? You must have read the bible story of the disaster that the first attempt at one world government became at the great city of Babel. How God stopped that nonsense and decided this humanist dream would never come to pass. But stupid mankind keeps trying, causing bloody wars, genocides and untold miseries with every new political ideology they dream up to achieve their dream. It’ll never happen, no matter how hard we try! We’re just too corrupted with self-centred sin!

    • Eliza 18/05/2019, 3:47 pm

      OPA I am fortunate to understand sarcasm and satire because if I had been a snowflake your comments would have sooo offended!!!!!

  • Finn 18/05/2019, 10:11 pm

    All entities from the human individual to corporations to nations invest in protection/military once they can afford it.

    Stealing American property does not substitute for being able to afford it.

    China moved to soon. It can’t support the military investment AND simultaneously win the trade war.

    The fall out will deeply cut Australian BOP. And many other countries which rode chinas boom times.

    Watch this spot for the counter-revolution and it’s brutal repression.

    Finn

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