Huawei calls on US to lift export restrictions:The Asahi Shimbun

Huawei calls on US to lift export restrictions:The Asahi Shimbun

Huawei Chairman Liang Hua says the Chinese tech giant is still waiting to see any benefit from President Donald Trump's pledge last month to grant USA corporations permission to sell some components to the company, reports AP.

Trump promised last month to allow some sales to Huawei but said it will stay on the "entity list" until talks over Washington's tariff war with Beijing are concluded.

"We operate in more than 170 countries and regions, serving more than 3 billion people worldwide, and we are working to provide more coverage and easier connectivity to bridge the global digital divide", Liang said in the report. Despite the pressure on the company, Huawei saw its income grow in the first half of the year, the chairman said without further concretising this.

"We're not saying that just because things have relaxed a little, we're fine with being on the blacklist", he said. He declined to give details ahead of the release of financial results later this month.

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Huawei still prefers Google's Android mobile operating system (OS) for its smartphones over its own self-developed Hongmeng OS, according to company chairman Liang Hua, following an announcement on Tuesday that the USA government would significantly narrow the scope of its ban on the Chinese telecom giant. "We still haven't decided yet".

Following through with plans to allow US companies to continue doing business with Huawei, US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced that "to implement the president's G20 summit directive two weeks ago, [the Department of] Commerce will issue licenses where there is no threat to US national security".

Strayer said Washington wants to avoid hurting USA suppliers of materials that are available from other vendors.

The U.S recently indicated that it would ease up on the restrictions, and some companies will be permitted to sell to Huawei.

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