MAGA was Donald’s Trump campaign slogan during the elections in 2016. Make America Great Again. Among his promises, he had quite a lot of scores to settle with China.
Upon his election – he kept true his word and started a trade war with the world’s most populated country.
The first deed was to impose tariffs on Chinese goods. The United States and China were almost closing in to a trade deal that would lift these tariffs and open Chinese market to American companies and strengthen China’s intellectual property protections.
But discussions fell apart. China called for substantial changes to the negotiating text that both countries had seen using as a blueprint for a sweeping trade pact.
After this trade deal between President Trump and President Xi Jinping at Washington on Thursday, 8th May 2019 failed to produce an agreement to pre-empt the high taxes.
President Trump threatened to raise existing tariffs to 25% and impose new ones on an additional $325 billion worth of products, according to New York Times.
Google vs Huawei
The U.S. Department of Commerce on Wednesday, 15th May 2019 announced that it will add Huawei and its affiliates to the Entity List of the department’s Bureau of Industry and Security, restricting the sale or transfer of American technology to Huawei.
Much to everyone’s surprise – Google was the first tech giant to announce that it has started to roll back its partnership with Huawei. On 20th may 2019 Huawei loses access to android license, effective immediately.
A move made by google which has halt Huawei business operations, a mobile phone company ranking second in worlds smartphone market. And leads as the world’s largest Telecom equipment maker.
Having google (US companies) as its open source operating system Android for Huawei technologies, this halts Huawei business streams and puts Huawei smartphones user’s pending and in confusion. As they would not be able to get any android updates, security patches and even lose access to google play store.
However, the good news is that it only applies to the new smartphones launched by Huawei. So the old Huawei users can update their Android phones and have access to Google services and applications to their satisfaction. Therefore the existing owners have very little to worry about.
Nevertheless, Huawei Technologies, said it has developed its own operating systems for both smartphones and computers. They plan to roll it out in the event that current systems provided by US technology giants are no longer available.
“We have prepared our own operating system, if it turns out we can no longer use these systems [Android], we will be ready and have our plan B.” Huawei’s mobile chief Richard Yu Chengdong.