Huawei is not telling the world the truth. This was stated by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in an interview with CNBC.

“Putting their own information into the hands of the Chinese Communist Party is de facto a real risk,” adds Pompeo, observing how China presents a risk to national security. For Huawei to say that it does not work for ”the Chinese government is a fake. Huawei’s CEO on this at least is not telling the truth to the Americans,” stated Pompeo, saying he was convinced that other American companies will cut relations with Huawei.

 A customer inspects a Huawei smartphone at a Huawei store in Bangkok, Thailand, 21 May 2019. The US based multinational technology company Google halted business with Huawei after the US President signed an executive order declaring the Chinese giant telecommunication company, Huawei on a trade blacklist over national security concerns and issuing restrictions that will hamper the Chinese giant smartphone's efforts to do business with US companies causing Huawei will lose access to updates for the Android operating system.  EPA/RUNGROJ YONGRIT
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Meanwhile, China has presented “a serious formal protest” against the US complaining about the denigration and actions against Huawei, who were prevented from buying hi-tech components from American suppliers, as a further step in the escalation of the trade war between the two countries. “China’s Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng said in a weekly press conference – we will take all necessary measures to help Chinese companies improve their capacity to manage these risks.”

And the company confirms that the ‘made in Huawei’ operating system will be launched as soon as possible in the autumn and not later than the spring of 2020. This is what Richard Yu, head of the consumer business division of the Shenzhen giant said, confirming the rumours circulating since yesterday in the Chinese media. The move, writes the Global Times, “reflects Huawei’s strategy of becoming independent and finding alternative solutions” to the supply of hi-tech components after the last tightening of sales decided by the US.

A foreign customer inspects a Huawei smartphone at a Huawei store in Bangkok, Thailand, 21 May 2019. The US based multinational technology company Google halted business with Huawei after the US President signed an executive order declaring the Chinese giant telecommunication company, Huawei on a trade blacklist over national security concerns and issuing restrictions that will hamper the Chinese giant smartphone's efforts to do business with US companies causing Huawei will lose access to updates for the Android operating system.  EPA/RUNGROJ YONGRIT
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While the Japanese Panasonic denies the news circulated in these hours about the suspension of supplies to the Chinese Huawei following the US ban. In a note published on his page on the Chinese social network Weibo, he defines the news as “false” and ensures that he will continue to sell goods and services to Huawei, called an “important partner”.

According to the Wall Street Journal, after Huawei the United States could include other Chinese companies in the “Entity list”, the blacklist of trade . Among the companies under consideration could be Hikvision and Dahua, two Chinese companies that produce video surveillance devices and which have already been reported by some members of Congress. Meanwhile, the Wsj reports, a bipartisan bill in Washington plans to allocate up to 700 million dollars to help telecommunications companies, especially in rural areas, remove Huawei’s equipment from their infrastructure and replace it, Zte and affiliated companies. The law also prohibits the use of Huawei and Zte products and services in 5G networks developed in the US.