On Wednesday, the 4th of September 2019, adding further strains on Sino-US trade relationship amid a yearlong trade dispute entering into its second year, which had still been toiling trillions out of the global markets and contributed to a mass-scale recession risk, US President Donald Trump said that the United states did not have any intent to either discuss about Huawei blacklisting with China or using the China’s tech conglomerate as a leverage in his tariff war with Beijing ahead of a high-stake face-to-face trade talk between the trade negotiators of Washington and Beijing scheduled to take place as early as this month.
On top of that, calling Huawei blacklisting as a national security concern, US President Donald Trump had been quoted saying at the White House later on Wednesday (Sept. 4th) to the reporters, “It’s a national security concern.
Huawei is a big concern of our military, of our intelligence agencies, and we are not doing business with Huawei. And we’ll see what happens with respect to China, but Huawei has been not a player that we want to discuss, (that) we want to talk about right now”.
Nonetheless, given the extent of cynicism US President Donald Trump had been tweeting over the recent past, it still remained unclear whether Trump’s comments were pointing towards a change in Washington’s trade tactics.