Trump targets Huawei in latest executive order

Trump targets Huawei in latest executive order


TELECOM, OUR TOP STORY IS JUST THAT. U.S.-CHINA TRADE, THE PRESIDENT SIGNED THE EXECUTIVE ORDER YESTERDAY, BANNING TELECOM GEAR FROM FOREIGN ADVERSARIES, TARGETING HUAWEI AND ZTE. THIS AS THE U.S. SAYS TRADE NEGOTIATIONS WITH CHINA ARE LIKELY TO RESUME SOON. CHINA REACTING TO THE TRADE DISPUTE, CUTTING U.S. TREASURY HOLDINGS TO THE LOWEST LEVEL SINCE 2017. JOINING ME RIGHT NOW IS COMMERCE SECRETARY WILBUR ROSS. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US.>>GOOD TO BE ON. MARIA: ON AN IMPORTANT DAY, THE WHITE HOUSE PUTTING HUAWEI ON NOTICE. TELL US THE RISKS AROUND HUAWEI TELECOM.>>WELL, AS YOU KNOW, WE’RE MOVING INTO A 5G ENVIRONMENT WHICH WILL CONNECT EVERYTHING TO EVERYTHING, THE SO-CALLED INTERNET OF THINGS. SO AS EVERYTHING BECOMES INTERCONNECTED, IT CREATES MORE RISK BECAUSE IF SOMEONE DOES SOMETHING UNTOWARD TO THOSE SYSTEMS, IT COULD DISRUPT EVERYTHING. MARIA: SO THERE IS HUAWEI IN THIS COUNTRY ALREADY.>>YES, MANY OF THE RURAL TELECOM CARRIERS ARE ALREADY USING HUAWEI IN THE 4G ENVIRONMENT. AND IN ORDER NOT TO HAVE THEM HAVE TO RIP EVERYTHING OUT, WE’LL BE DEALING WITH THAT SEPARATELY SO THAT THEY WON’T HAVE TO RIP EVERYTHING OUT. MARIA: THATS WAS ONE OF THE ISSUES THAT CAME UP WITH SECRETARY POMPEO WHEN HE SPOKE WITH OUR FRIENDS IN EUROPE. THEY ALREADY HAVE A HUAWEI INFRASTRUCTURE IN PLACE, SAME WITH SEVERAL COUNTRIES IN AFRICA. WHAT’S THE ADMINISTRATION’S PLAN IN DEALING WITH OUR FRIENDS ACROSS THE WORLD, KNOWING THAT THEY’VE GOT HUAWEI TELECOM AND PROBABLY WILL BE SPIED ON OR ESPIONAGE.>>FIRST OF ALL, WE CAN’T FORCE COUNTRIES TO REMOVE THINGS FROM THEIR SYSTEM. WE CAN ONLY ADVISE THEM WHAT WE THINK ARE THE DANGERS. WHAT WE ARE DOING WITH THE ORDER THAT THE COMMERCE DEPARTMENT PUT INTO EFFECT YESTERDAY, THEEN YOU AT THIS AT THIS EN THIS AT THIS ENTIHIS AT THIS ENTITYS AT THIS ENTITYLIAT THIS ENTITYLIST THIS ENTITYLISTINHIS ENTITYLISTING,S ENTITYLISTING, U.S. TECHNOLOGY W ENTITYLISTING, U.S. TECHNOLOGY L NOT BE USED IN A WAY THAT’S ADVERSE. THAT’S THE PURPOSE OF THAT. MARIA: LET ME SWITCH GEARS, ASK YOU ABOUT TARIFFS, BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY THIS IS FRONT AND CENTER RIGHT NOW. SECRETARY MNUCHIN SAID THAT THE ADMINISTRATION IS LOOKING AT DELAYING TARIFFS ON STEEL AND FOR MEXICO AND CANADA. WHERE DO YOU STAND ON THAT?>>IT’S NOT A QUESTION OF DELAYING. THE TARIFFS ARE IN EFFECT WITH MEXICO AND CANADA ON STEEL AND ALUMINUM AND THEY HAVE BEEN FOR OVER A YEAR NOW. SO THE QUESTION IS, IS THERE A SUBSTITUTE FOR THE ACTUAL TARIFFS THAT WILL ACHIEVE THE SAME END RESULT OF PROTECTING OUR NATIONAL SECURITY AND CONTINUING THE TREMENDOUS BOOM IN THOSE INDUSTRIES IN THIS COUNTRY. MARIA: IS THERE?>>WELL, WE’LL FIND OUT. WE’RE IN NEGOTIATIONS WITH MEXICO AND CANADA. THERE ARE PLENTY OF WAYS THAT WE COULD DO IT, OTHER THAN THE EXACT ONE THAT WE HAD. WHAT THE PRESIDENT IS NOT PREPARED TO DO IS JUST GIVE BACK ALL THE BENEFITS TO AMERICAN STEEL AND AMERICAN ALUMINUM. AS YOU KNOW, IT’S ONE OF THE GREAT SUCCESS STORIES OF THE ADMINISTRATION. MARIA: BUT DO YOU NEED TO LIFT THOSE TARIFFS IN ORDER TO GET THE USMCA DEAL PASSED AND CODIFIED?>>THE MEXICAN GOVERNMENT ALREADY APPROVED THE LABOR PARTS OF IT, WHICH FROM THEIR POINT OF VIEW WERE THE MOST DIFFICULT PARTS. THEY DID A THAT, KNOWING THAT THE TARIFFS WERE IN EFFECT. AND ACTUALLY THEY SIGNED, AS DID CANADA, THE USMCA ALSO KNOWING THAT THE TARIFFS WERE IN EFFECT. SO WE WILL BE WILLING TO TRY TO ACCOMMODATE THEM, PROVIDED WE ACHIEVE A SIMILAR END RESULT. MARIA: THERE IS A DEADLINE COMING UP IN TERMS OF AUTO TARIFFS AND THIS REALLY IS TARGETING JAPAN AND EUROPE. ARE YOU GOING TO DELAY THOSE TARIFFS?>>WELL, THE AUTO TARIFF DECISION WILL BE MADE ON THE 18th OF MAY, WHICH IS OVER VERY SHORTLY NOW. THE PRESIDENT CAN DO ANY OF SEVERAL THINGS, ONE, HE COULD IMPOSE THEM ON SOME OR ALL OF THE COUNTRIES. HE COULD IMPOSE A VARYING AMOUNT. HE COULD DECIDE A THAT WE MADE ENOUGH PROGRESS IN OUR DIRECT NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE VARIOUS AUTOMAKERS ABROAD. HE COULD DECIDE TO LET THOSE NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUE FOR UP TO 180 DAYS. MARIA: I GUESS WHAT I’M ASKING, MR. SECRETARY, IS IS THERE A REASSESSING GOING ON, ABOUT THESE TARIFFS, ABOUT PUTTING TARIFFS ON AUTOS FROM EUROPE AND JAPAN, ABOUT TARIFFS THAT ARE ALREADY IN PLACE, MEXICO AND CANADA, GIVEN THE FIGHT WITH CHINA?>>WELL, THOSE ARE THREE SEPARATE ISSUES. THE AUTO THING IS VERY IMPORTANT BECAUSE IF YOU LOOK AT OUR TRADE DEFICIT, ABOUT HALF OF IT IS GEOGRAPHIC IN NATURE, THAT’S CALLED CHINA. THE OTHER HALF IS A PRODUCT BY NATURE, THAT’S CALLED AUTOMOTIVE. IF WE DON’T DEAL WITH BOTH CHINA AND AUTOMOTIVE, WE’RE NOT GOING TO SOLVE OUR TRADE DEFICIT. MARIA: BUT IT’S MORE THAN TRADE, RIGHT? YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUES AROUND CHINA.>>HUAWEI IS A WHOLE DIFFERENT SITUATION. NATIONAL SECURITY IS DIFFERENT. BUT YOU WERE ASKING ABOUT THE TRADE PART. AND THE TRADE PART HAS THOSE TWO MAIN COMPONENTS. MARIA: I WANT TO ASK SPECIFICALLY ABOUT THE AUTO TARIFFS BECAUSE WE HAVE AN ECONOMY THAT’S OBVIOUSLY BOOMING, THREE AND A QUARTER PERCENT GROWTH IN THE FIRST QUARTER. A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE WORRIED THAT THE TARIFFS ARE GOING TO CUT INTO GROWTH THAT WAS IMPLEMENTED AS A RESULT OF YOUR ADMINISTRATION’S POLICIES.>>WELL, REMEMBER THEY WERE SCREAMING THE SAME THING WHEN WE PUT THE L STEEL AND ALUMINUM IN AND WHAT HAPPENED. WHAT HAPPENED WAS STEEL AND ALUMINUM GOT REVIVED. THOSE INDUSTRIES ARE BOOMING. STEEL ALONE HAS GOTTEN $13 BILLION OF CAPITAL EXPENDITURES AS A RESULT AND THE EMPLOYMENT BOTH IN STEEL AND ALUMINUM THEMSELVES AND THE DOWNSTREAM INDUSTRIES HAS GONE UP. DID NOT GO DOWN. IT WENT UP. SO THESE GLOOM AND DOOM THINGS ARE BY PEOPLE WHO ARE IDEA IDEALOGICALLY OPPOSED TO US TAKING A STRONG STAND TO DEFEND AMERICA. MARIA: I UNDERSTAND. THE SITUATION WITH CHINA HAS WORSENED.>>I DON’T THINK IT’S WORSENED. MARIA: THEY RENEGED ON EVERYTHING.>>WE MADE A LOT OF PROGRESS IN THE NEGOTIATIONSES. THEY THEN FOR WHATEVER REASON DECIDED TO BACKTRACK. WE’VE THAT, WE’RE FARTHER ALONG THAN THEY WERE BEFORE. AND MEANWHILE, THE PRESIDENT CONVINCED THEM — THEY BOUGHT MORE SOYBEANS DURING THE NEGOTIATING PERIOD, THEY BOUGHT A LOT OF THINGS. SO I WOULD NOT SAY THAT WE’RE IN WORSE SHAPE. WHERE WE ARE IS DOWN TO THE REAL CORE OF IT. ARE WE GOING TO HAVE STRUCTURAL CHANGE IN THE CHINESE ECONOMY OR NOT? IF NOT, WE’RE JUST NOT GOING TO DO IT. IT’S NOT ENOUGH THAT THEY CAN BUY US OFF WITH A FEW MORE SOYBEANS, LITTLE BIT MORE LNG, A FEW MORE BOEING PLANES. WE NEED STRUCTURAL CHANGE. MARIA: THEY WOULD NOT AGREE TO MAKING IT A LAW, CODIFYING A LAW, PUTTING IT INTO CHINESE LAW THAT STEALING I.P. IS AGAINST THE LAW. THEY WOULDN’T MAKE THAT CHANGE.>>WELL, THERE WAS A WHOLE SERIES ABOUT SIX BIG STRUCTURAL CHANGES, THAT’S ONE SET OF ISSUES. THEN THERE’S ANOTHER WHOLE SET OF ISSUES ENFORCEMENT AND PENALTIES. BECAUSE IF YOU JUST HAVE A WRITTEN AGREEMENT, WHICH IS THE WAY OUR TRADE AGREEMENTS USED TO BE, BUT NOT A REAL ENFORCEMENT MECHANISM, YOU DON’T HAVE A VERY USEFUL DOCUMENT. MARIA: RIGHT. SO GIVEN THE FIGHT WITH CHINA, LET ME ASK YOU AGAIN ABOUT ALL OF THESE TARIFFS. TARIFFS ON CANADA AND MEXICO, DO YOU THINK THEY GO AWAY NOW THAT WE NEED USMCA PASSED?>>YOU’RE CONSISTENT LATE>>YOU’RE CONFLSTENT LATE>>YOU’RE CONFLATENT LATE>>YOU’RE CONFLATINT LATE>>YOU’RE CONFLATING LATE>>YOU’RE CONFLATING AATE>>YOU’RE CONFLATING A CE>>YOU’RE CONFLATING A COUPLE ISSUES. WE’RE PREPARED TO TALK ABOUT OTHER WAYS TO PROTECT THE AMERICAN STEEL AND ALUMINUM INDUSTRIES. THERE’S LOTS OF DIFFERENT WAYS TO SLICE THAT. THEY NEED TO PROTECT THEIR BORDERS AGAINST TRANS SHIPMENT. THAT’S ONE ISSUE. ANOTHER ISSUE IS WE DON’T WANT TO DEAL WITH A SITUATION WHERE OUR ACTIONS AGAINST STEEL AND ALUMINUM GLOBALLY SUDDENLY RESULT IN EXCESS CAPACITY IN CANADA OR MEXICO. THAT DOESN’T SOLVE ANYTHING. WE NEED PROTECTION AGAINST THOSE CERTAIN THINGS. TARIFFS ARE ONE WAY TO GET IT. THERE ARE OTHER WAYS TO GET IT. THE END RESULT MUST BE THE SAME. THE FORM CAN CHANGE. MARIA: ON THE AUTO TARIFFS, SHOULD WE EXPECT A DELAY IN PUTTING ANY TARIFFS IN PLACE ON AUTOS COMING FROM JAPAN AND EUROPE?>>WELL, AS I SAID, THE PRESIDENT HAS A WIDE RANGE OF OPTIONS WHICH HE WILL DECIDE ON BY THE 18th. THE REASON FOR THE 18th, THAT’S THE 270 DAYS FROM WHEN I RENDERED TO HIM THE REPORT. BUT HE HAS A RANG OF ALTERNATIVES. HE COULD DELAY THEM OR NOT JUST DELAY THEM, HE COULD SAY THE NEGOTIATIONS THAT AMBASSADOR LIGHTHIZER, LARRY KUDLOW AND I HAVE HAD WITH THE EUROPEAN, KOREAN AND JAPANESE CAR PEOPLE, HE COULD ALLOW MORE TIME FOR THAT.

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  1. Canada and Mexico have successfully sanitised their steels with China detoxification solution, now Canada and Mexico steels are no longer security threat, what a joke and this US craps of security threat as lame duck escuse to apply tariffs.

  2. When consumption and waste econ model spread throughout world economy, it is the equivalent of a collective humanity running off the cliff in a collective suicides.

  3. Tesla is using batteries made by china…can the chinese ban n put executive order on tesla as a security threat to china? Ban tesla using the china technology…seems fair

  4. China need to pull the lever and let USA economy crash. Dump USD, and stop eccepting USD in int'l trades.

  5. China can redirect its industrial outputs to help raise living standards in Asia and Africa, it is a more noble and moral cause and calling!

  6. Post financial crisis china has been supporting the U.S. So much, now we know the result of supporting a country like this one…

  7. What trump did just killed the US chip making industry. Say even if US and China have a deal tomorrow, would Chinese companies like Huawei and Zte buy more chip from US? If I were them, I would prefer domestic chip suppliers. Yes, the quality is not as good and the price is high, but safety always comes first. Now trump pulled the trigger and there’s no way to go back.

  8. It's the start of a new cold war, ordinary Chinese people will never trust uncle sam anymore. we will have our own OS and chips soon, even its not good enough, we will use it. Never put your balls in another man's hand. Thank Trump, I will buy a lot Chinese chip and software company's stock!

  9. How stupid to trust our major enemy with our most important and sensitive equipment, same thing as using computer chips in our war equipment made in China. Government morans, Candidate and now President Trump was very decent for only calling them incompetent, it looks more like collusion and conspiracy which is treason with our enemies by actually setting us up to be destroyed by our enemies.

  10. Huawey is probably a very dangerous company since it is well bonded with the Chinese gov. and simply acts as an intelligence source

  11. I’m seeing people on the US actually showing sympathy for Chinese companies that rip off our technology, use spying equipment inside our devices, and making them with slave labor and inferior (and sometimes dangerous) materials. This is insanity. It’s like Stockholm syndrome. These people hate us and would be happy to see us gone. And don’t give me that we so bad we did so many so bad nonsense. Go research what China is doing to people in Africa right now.

  12. Quit second guessing the guy who has been ahead of everyone at least five moves on everything. Stupid politicians. Stupid media, Stupid Hollywood.

  13. This is why I can Bairly watch FOX NEWS save for MAYBE 3 of their commentators. This Idiot is a PRIME EXAMPLE! Where the heel did she get her Questions? Did She write them, or did someone else? Shes just Dumb!

  14. If Trump failed to restrain the development of Huawei, Huawei will start using their own chip, and develop their own operating systems and no longer import chips from America. which might cause influence to companies like Qualcomm

  15. The Democrats should buy the Best seller book from President Trump….How to put America First…!!

  16. This was critical to our national security. Using computer technology like this created by China opens us up to a ton of security problems.
    Next step, refuse to share information with countries that use Huawei technology.

  17. Good because Huawei has connection to the Clinton's and we don't want her hands on anything in America, directly or indirectly. Clinton is a Chinese asset and a traitor to America.

  18. crooked Trump, can't compete fairly resort to kidnapping & using a country force against one private company, is this the American way? a new low that only Trump morons would stood to

  19. Sadly the USA has become the new Evil Empire, replacing the former Soviet Union.
    This is evidenced by the fact that the Trump regime is staffed by evil and obnoxious individuals from top to bottom. Their objective is to create conflicts all over the world..

  20. 5g also interconnects with China's Face++ software a human profiling tracking software….. Same one Biden's son and Biden flew on airforce2 to China so his son could make a deal to invest in this software thru his investment company. Again, politicians taking advantage of our resources to make money for themselves

  21. Back then Steel sold to China then USA bought back at extremely high prices. And due to availability then held us up on manufacturing because our stupid govt sold it to China . also the "Steel" we were buying back from China was mixed with other metals degrading the Steel to a low quality and did not hold up cheap cheap quality – fell apart. China ripped us off. Also the billionaire steel business man was on the Atlantic Council – the think tank rich man group that controls the world. Hhmm ? Who in USA politics or high-level usa govt position benefited from this steel sale to China at that time? Who was on the council board with him at that time? Hhmmm

  22. One Question, if switch position, what do you think China will do to America? Of course force America to do whatever they want, just like forced technology transfer if they have weapon on hand. BTW, Chinese people won't be able to influent on any top leaders decisions making. Just be thankful the American people still a right to express your opinion, will be more wiser if your opinion form after knowing FACT.

  23. First, NO ONE has ever provided ANY evidence of Huawei spying on ANYONE. Second, almost ALL the communications on the network are encrypted, even if the infrastructure manufacturer intercept the communication, it would be highly unlikely they could de-crypt the contents in reasonable time frame. Third, the true reason the U.S. trys so hard to ban Huawei, is because the U.S. companies are left behind in the 5G field, and that is a HUGE market. They need to steal some time to catch up, to compete. And also, if a big part of the world installs Huawei equipment, which are proven with NO known backdoors, the U.S. goverenment wouldn't be able to monitor that bigpart of the world, rendering their so called advanced intelligince services blind.

  24. Keep going American! Keep quitting from the global origination, keep banning the enterprise by "National Security Status", keep increasing tariffs to China, Europe, Canada, Japan, and world. Would like to see the U.S is losing their credit from the world.

  25. Those who suggest Trump started this trade war with China have it backward. Beijing has been waging economic warfare on the United States for years — stealing our intellectual property, forcing our companies to transfer technology as a price of doing business in China and subsidizing state-owned enterprises to prevent U.S. businesses from competing in dozens of sectors of the Chinese economy.

  26. Huawei will create a shell company in another country to bring their 5G system into America. This is a High Tech Cyber War now.

  27. The despicable and shameless Americans are once again using national power to attack private enterprises in other countries

  28. We Chinese will never give up developing,whatever poor American do what,nothing can stop us.But we never stop others from developing,instead we help those countries who need help.don't like America,always bring wars to the world.

  29. How about US google and internet. It is all over the EU. I think EU should build their own internet. Doesn’t need come from US. EU should build internet as China does comes to internet.

  30. It's a prohibition on Americans.
    I quote directly the Ex. Ord.: The following actions are prohibited: any acquisition, importation, transfer, installation, dealing in, or use of any information and communications technology or service (transaction) by any person, or with respect to any property, subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, where the transaction involves any property in which any foreign country or a national thereof has any interest (including through an interest in a contract for the provision of the technology or service)

    https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/05/17/2019-10538/securing-the-information-and-communications-technology-and-services-supply-chain

  31. People should not such unfair ban. Huawei is growing rapidly and scares US. US makes excuses to keep it's monology and rip off people from all over the world.

  32. I'm glad America is standing up for fairness in business practices. You're not really my friend if you're taking advantage of me.

  33. Great job Mr. President. US just played THEIR game. We never raised issues when FB, Google, Twitter are getting banned in China as well as other western companies who allowed themselves to be victims of IP highway robbery for that almighty dolla. These commie snow flakes are just crying foul when China finally got served with a cold dish.

  34. China can ban Facebook, Google, Twitter via its Great Firewall to protect their own domestic companies

    Why can’t the US do the same?

  35. China just sucks at making trades and deals. They banned Google, Facebook, etc. and yet they start whining when the U.S. bans Huawei

  36. As much as i hate admitting this… Trump is actually tryin to keep america… As an american country free from foreign investements… (at the cost of well, everything)

  37. Trump the Greatest American to ever Walk the earth. 2020 Trump Assured. Tech owes the President their profitability.

  38. Trump: Huawei is a national threat
    Also Trump: We can include them in a trade deal.

    Something is fishy

  39. https://youtu.be/IfxfdHJ3k9Y
    Trump has always been a liar and bully to do business. This is just another example

  40. shut up! bitter boy American's. time to pulldown your pants one by one. eh Huawei is kicking your white butt😘.

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