The Trump versus Huawei pantomime is now in full swing, and the latest news to emerge from the Chinese giant’s media machine is no less intended to find its mark than Trump’s far-from throwaway “Spywei” barb last month. With Washington’s warnings about the risks of election interference by America’s two most dangerous adversaries—Russia and China—continuing, what better time for Huawei to up the stakes. You’re pushing us into Russia’s arms, appears to be the message, you might want to think that through.
These are desperate times for Huawei. Trump’s latest attack has ripped the chipsets from Huawei’s supply chain that the company needs to power its flagship smartphones and 5G equipment. And while company execs assure that a plan is being worked on, that investments in the company’s own chipset development unit will be redoubled, that answers will be found, there’s been deafening silence from Shenzhen