Looks like the Mate 30 is saved.. for now.
In what surprises literally no one, The U.S Commerce Department gave Huawei a 90-day reprieve..on top of their original 90 day reprieve. At this rate, i’m pretty sure the plan is to give the company two more 90-day reprieves but only for the symbolism behind it all and how it represents The U.S.A’s decision to make a 360 degree turn on it’s stance, essentially coming back to square one.
It’s crazy how time flies. The first 90 day reprieve was given after President Donald Trump, probably unsatisfied with the fact that people were starting to get used to just how batshit crazy he is, issued a trade ban on Huawei in a bid to outdo even himself. So much has been said and done in these 90 days that at this point, it’s hard to tell what exactly the U.S.A’s stance on this is.
Wilbur Ross, U.S Commerce Secretary confirmed that the U.S government will be extending the original 90-day reprieve by another 90 days starting today, which means that the Chinese company will be able to continue buying products and services from U.S companies and more importantly, continue to service their existing customers and devices.
In Spite of the additional 90-day reprieve though, odds are Huawei is still not going to be very happy, given that they’re technically still on the so-called Entity List. This casts a huge shadow of doubt for the company moving forward. To make matters worse, with the extension of the reprieve comes 46 additions of Huawei affiliates into the aforementioned Entity List. The best part is, National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said this extension is a gesture of “good faith” amid broader trade negotiations with China. Ha! What a way to rub it in.
To make matters even more confusing than they already are, President Trump has come out and said that he doesn’t want U.S firms to deal with the Chinese company.
“At this moment it looks much more like we’re not going to do business,” Trump told reporters on Sunday as he boarded Air Force One in New Jersey.
“I don’t want to do business at all because it is a national security threat and I really believe that the media has covered it a little bit differently than that,” he said, adding that there were small parts of the Chinese telecom giant’s business that could be exempted from a broader ban, but that it would be “very complicated”.
We know only two things:
- President Trump is becoming more of an enigma with each passing day
- He is that ex boyfriend that broke up with you and then came groveling back, only to repeat the process over and over again before he dumping you when it suited him.
First he boldly claims that Huawei are a threat to national security, then he makes a U-turn and eases his stance on the company and now he’s back to singing the same old song. You almost feel bad for Huawei, almost.
While there are many words to describe President Trump’s erratic behaviour, to do so in a manner that’s SFW would be too much of a mountain to climb. Instead, we leave you with a song that’s suitable for people of all ages, one that we feel best describes the man himself.