A trade lobby group representing American companies in China has real concerns that china will retaliate to the US ban on Huawei. China so far has retaliated to all US sanctions, tariffs or aggravations in a similar fashion.
The ban not only affects Huawei’s ability to access Android services which is mainly software, but will limit its access to US hardware tech companies as well. This creates problems not only for Huawei but for US tech companies who could lose Huawei’s business and may never regain it again.
China also has a number of measures which it could implement to restrict US companies which operate or are reliant on Chinese companies. The US-China trade war only seems to be escalating as now the US is willing to use Chinese corporations as leverage to gain an upper hand.
By Mokgethi Mtezuka