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Will allow Huawei to buy products from US suppliers, says Donald Trump

The US has been engaged in a global campaign to block Huawei from so-called 5G communications networks, calling the company a security threat


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Margaret Talev, Nick Wadhams and Jennifer Jacobs | Bloomberg
President Donald Trump said he’ll allow Huawei Technologies Co. to buy products from US suppliers, in a concession to China after talks with the country’s President Xi Jinping on Saturday.

"US companies can sell their equipment to Huawei," Trump said at a news conference following the Group of 20 summit in Osaka, Japan. "We're talking about equipment where there's no great national security problem with it."

The Commerce Department last month moved to blacklist Huawei, cutting it off from US suppliers, though many companies have managed to skirt the restrictions. Trump met with Xi on Saturday on the sidelines of
Topics : Huawei

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First Published: Jun 29 2019 | 1:43 PM IST

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