The US claims Huawei, one of China's most important companies, poses the risk of killing Western technology infrastructure. The latest move against the firm is amid a worsening trade war between Beijing and Washington, after the talks expected to bring a breakthrough have fallen, resulting in billions of dollars of additional tariffs from on both sides.
Huawei's issue has reduced the middle of tensions between security and economic interest when it comes to China and Chinese influences. While many countries around the world are sharing Washington's encouragement – even hate – towards Beijing, they do not want to take the economic hit tomorrow standing apart from China in need.
UK in turmoil
No matter where the Trump order is causing more confusion ̵
1; outside perhaps the headquarters of Huawei in Shenzhen – than in the United Kingdom.
Earlier this month, British Prime Minister Theresa May fired his defense secretary, Gavin Williamson, then it was suspected he was the source of a news report that the UK was preparing to give Huawei access to portions of 5G network of the country.
Williamson may have been accused – who previously expressed a "deep concern" about Huawei – leakage information from a UK National Security Council meeting, a claim that he was "strenuously" denied. Council discussions are usually closely monitored and the publication of its discussions has begun immediate turmoil in the UK.
The issue of HUAWEI is exposed to new tensions within the Conservative Party of May, which belong to Brexit and promotes for a new power acquisition leader when the Chief Minster stands across the UK at last agreed how to leave the European Union.
May and his allies are believed to favor Huawei's limited participation in Britain's network infrastructure, but not a full ban. This is based on the advice of GCHQ, the British intelligence agency responsible for monitoring communications, advising Huawei's close monitoring.
Some of the parties voluntarily favor a complete ban, following the leader in Washington. Last month
Tom Tugenhadt, conservative chair of the Parlyamentary Foreign Affairs Committee, allowed Huawei to build parts of the country's 5G network that we would "serve a dragon on the critical national infrastructure of the UK. "
He accused May – ignoring US and Australia advice against Huawei – "placing 70 years of intelligence sharing relationship that underpinned UK security is worth it, for Chinese commercial gain . "
The feeling of commercial increase is likely to be touched by whether the EU should leave the EU. Brexit supporters have made it clear that they are hoping that better trade relations with China will help strengthen Britain's economy in the face of an inevitable sinking after the split in Europe.
Tugenhadt's committee conducts an inquiry into "China and the international system of law-based rules." In the most recent panel reports, members have said "seeing many reasons for concern about Huawei's participation in the UK's 5G infrastructure."
Bob Seely, another conservative committee member, argued that "Huawei – by definition – is not a trusted provider because it constitutes a state party and is required to work in China's security services. "  He said he expects Huawei to become an issue in the upcoming Tory leadership contest, and one of several MPs in the pressuring party in May to reverse his position.
The Chinese company has strenuously denied espionage claims, saying that agreeing to the spy for Beijing is equivalent to committing suicide economy.
Speaking during a visit to London this week, Huawei chairman Liang Hua said the company would "sign a non-spy agreement with the UK government … No spying, no back door."
Germany not sure
Another of Huawei's chairman, Ken Hu, is also in Europe this week. On Thursday, Hu attended the annual conference of Viva Tech in Paris, with the French President Emmanuel Macron.
France is believed to be on a fence about Huawei, but is more likely to issue a full ban than the UK. However, Macron urged other European leaders to take a stronger stand in China, and he may intend to use Trump's latest move against Huawei as a way to push this promotion.
Surely, other European countries are more skeptical. The continent also features two Huawei's biggest competitors when it comes to 5G, Ericsson of Sweden and Nokia of Finland.
In a recent visit to the UK and Germany, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has given Huawei permission to be the telecom infrastructure of countries that will cooperate with them "harder."
Today, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has refused to succumb to US pressure to ban Huawei, however, even though the opposition to participation has been reported growing in some sectors of the German security state. "Security, especially when it comes to the expansion of the 5G network, but also elsewhere in the digital area, is a vital concern for the German government, so we are referring to our standards for ourselves," says Merkel. in March, according to Reuters.
He said the German government will discuss any concerns with European partners, "as well as appropriate offices in the United States."
That presupposition could see Merkel's change in his position, as he sought an agreement with Europe in this issue. In an interview with the Guardian this week, he said that China, Russia and the US "insist on us, over and over again, to find common positions, often difficult to give different interests. 19659006] The latest Trump salvo against Huawei, and the indications that are more likely to follow if Beijing's relationship does not improve, may be able to cater those discussions. But in Europe awe-inspiring over Brexit and struggling to develop a clear strategy in China, it is not clear that a consensus is actually on the card.