Biden administration keeps Trump’s decision that Huawei phones without Google services and apps will remain same. Trump is no longer the president of the United States, but some of his decisions regarding Huawei veto in office will remain with the new administration of Joe Biden. That is what it seems at least with Huawei, which will continue to be commercially banned.
This has been indicated by Gina Raimondo, who will probably become head of the Commerce portfolio in the United States under the presidency of Biden. In recent comments, the policy assured that it “sees no reason” for Huawei and other Chinese companies not to continue being on the famous black list when it comes to reaching trade agreements with the North American country.
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Raimondo explained that “I understand that companies that are included in the Entity List and the Military End User List are included because they pose a risk to the national security of the United States or to foreign policy interests.”
Therefore, he said, “I currently see no reason why the entities on that list should not be there.” The impact of these statements is remarkable, and if anyone thought that the situation of Huawei could change with the new government of Joe Biden, the answer seems to be negative, at least for now.
A spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry reaffirmed the stance of the Chinese government against the restrictions affecting Chinese companies. “We urge that this oppression against Chinese companies be stopped.”
The consequence for Huawei is clear: they will continue to be unable to use Google services or applications on their mobiles – Gmail, YouTube, Google Maps or Google Play, among others – and they will also have restricted access to other technologies when making their mobiles.
The company has been taking measures for some time so that this veto affects it as little as possible. It is expected that its HarmonyOS operating system – which appears to be nothing more than a fork of Android – will soon be available in some of its future models, and the company has already “ditched” Honor to make it an independent brand and thus have access again to those Google components.
Via | Bloomberg