Reference News Network reported on July 10 that Huawei, the United States released a new signal. The latest voice comes from the U.S. Department of Commerce.
According to Reuters on July 9, U.S. Commerce Secretary Ross said in a speech the same day that the U.S. government would issue licenses to companies seeking to sell products to Huawei in China without threatening national security.
At an annual meeting in Washington, Ross confirmed that Huawei would remain on the list of entities, which meant that licensing applications might be rejected. He said the scope of product projects requiring licences would not change. However, he also opened the door for some applications to be approved.
Regarding the above statement made by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Li Ming, an American scholar at the Chinese Institute of Modern International Relations, told Reference News. com that the new statement is a continuation of the statement made by President Trump to Huawei at the G20 Osaka Summit. The U.S. Department of Commerce has not changed the fact that Huawei is listed as an entity, but it does so in practice. Some space has been added. Previously, after the U.S. Department of Commerce listed Huawei, U.S. enterprises did not know the criteria of the Department of Commerce. Now the Department of Commerce has given a clearer criterion, not a one-size-fits-all criterion: let enterprises submit applications to the Department of Commerce on their own initiative, which will be judged by the Department of Commerce. The U.S. Department of Commerce will deal with it according to the specific circumstances. Public opinion holds that this statement of the U.S. Department of Commerce has something to do with the recent persistent lobbying of U.S. enterprises.
In this regard, some analysts believe that the lobbying of American enterprises has played a certain role, but the main reason is that American policymakers are rethinking the effect and cost of the practice, giving American enterprises clearer guidance, and avoiding the transfer of industrial chain by American enterprises.
Li said that although the U.S. Department of Commerces statement is mainly based on the interests of the United States, it is also a more positive signal for the Chinese side.
Public opinion has observed that the reaction of industry and related enterprises to the comments made by the US Department of Commerce is significant.
Reference to the information network, Huawei has not yet responded to this. Previously, Huawei responded to Trumps announcement of loosening Huawei with only one sentence: We understand President Trumps statement.
Reuters said there were still doubts about Rosss statement. A Washington trade lawyer said the specific policy formulation was unclear without endangering U.S. national security. The only way the industry can figure out the boundaries is to submit applications and then know which types of applications will be approved and which will be rejected.
Public opinion holds that at present, the global science and technology industry chain is intricate and interconnected, and it is unrealistic for any country to attempt to interrupt the industry chain by hard political means. Whether the U.S. Department of Commerce can define relevant standards as soon as possible remains to be seen.
Source: Responsible Editor of Reference News Network: Qiao Junyi_NBJ11279