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HUAWEI AND THE U.S.-CHINA SUPPLY CHAIN WARS: THE CONTRADICTIONS OF A DECOUPLING STRATEGY

Thursday, May 30, 2019   (0 Comments)

By Darren Lim & Victor Ferguson  |  May 30, 2019  |  War on the Rocks

 

In two dramatic policy announcements this month, the Trump administration effectively barred U.S. companies and government agencies from buying telecommunications equipment or services from – or selling any components to – Chinese technology champion Huawei. President Donald Trump signed a broadly phrased executive order restricting any transaction of information communication technology (products or services linked to a “foreign adversary” deemed to pose an “unacceptable risk to the national security of the United States”), while the Commerce Department placed Huawei the company and its affiliates on its Entity List – a designation that requires U.S. firms and foreign companies selling products that contain American components to acquire a license from the U.S. government before trading with a blacklisted company.

These moves represent the latest steps towards “decoupling,” the unwinding of the interlocking supply chains and trading relationships that have made the U.S. and Chinese economies so deeply interdependent over the past two decades. READ MORE...


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