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    Default Google cuts off some business with Huawei

    1. NEW YORK (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software and technical services except those publicly available via open source licensing, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Sunday, in a blow to the Chinese technology company that the U.S. government has sought to blacklist around the world.

    2. US intensifying assaults against Huawei are tantamount to killing an ant with a missile. Not to be left out in the cold, US Senator Charles Schumer is calling for a “top-to-bottom review” of Chinese train maker CRRC Corporation Limited's business in the US as, alleged by him, it “could potentially expose US rail system to cyber espionage and sabotage”.

    It makes no sense for a supposedly sole superpower to go all out to crush a foreign company and other minor companies on the way. As a Chinese saying goes, "Scolding a monk by pointing a finger at a bald man", behind all the apparent farce is the sinister agenda to cut China's international stature down to size.

    China has to wake up to the realities in the face of US intensifying assaults against its companies and tightening restrictions on its global business:

    (a) All the US restrictions on China's international trade and companies are tantamount to sanctions in disguise.

    (b) Trump bragged that his tariffs on Chinese goods are causing companies to move production out of China to Vietnam and other countries in Asia, and added that any agreement with China cannot be a "50-50" deal. He is so confident of winning the "little squabble" that he boasted to reporters at the White House on Tuesday (May 14) morning, "You know what: We always win."

    Anyway, it is easy for him to enact hostile laws against any country but difficult, if not impossible, to rescind them as it requires bipartisan consensus. Like Humpty Dumpty, or rather Trumpty Drumpty, after a great fall off the wall in the well-known Mother Goose rhyme, all the king's horses and all the king's men couldn't put the "Trumpty US-Sino relations” together again. In short, US-Sino relations are spiralling down the slope of no return.

    (c) The US is no newcomer to geopolitical strife. There is an uncanny parallel between the current US crackdown on China and its all-out efforts to cut Japan's global stature down to size before World War 2.
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    Default Trump’s Huawei Threat Is the Nuclear Option to Halt China’s Rise

    1. The Trump administration is pulling out the big guns in its push to slow China’s rise, with potentially devastating consequences for the rest of the world.....

    The threat is likely to elevate fears in Beijing that President Donald Trump’s broader goal is to contain China, leading to a protracted cold war between the world’s biggest economies. In addition to a trade fight that has rattled global markets for months, the U.S. has pressured both allies and foes to avoid using Huawei for 5G networks that will form the backbone of the modern economy....


    2. When a country's survival is threatened by a ruthless enemy which uses the "nuclear" option to demolish its high-tech industry, will it sit idly by without any retaliation?

    Using an analogy, if a phantom hands a rope to a man after harassing him for many nights, will the victim lose all his resolve to live and obediently hang himself without a fight? Does he still have delusions that the devil is joking and will have mercy on him in the last minute?
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    Donald Trump's infamous Hitler-style rabble-rousing chants: "Lock her up! Lock her up!"

    "What happens when you're confronted with a politician (Trump) who is utterly without shame? You can reveal where he's lied, explain all the facts, and try as hard as you can to inoculate the public against his falsehoods. But by the time you've done that, he has already told 10 more lies." -- Paul Waldman

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    Default Re: Google cuts off some business with Huawei

    We are very definitely in a nightmare re-run of the 1930s, but without the strong workers organisations that existed then. Trump had to back track a little on HuaWei today, with some kind of 'interim/warning' period rather than immediate cut off from Google. HuaWei say "of course we have prepared for such an eventuality." I expect they have.
    The chopping up of communications and communications modes is in parallel with the severance of trade relations with Russia, Iran and elsewhere. Trade war has always been a precursor to military war. Good article today in the IT on how Trump is not the most dangerous man in the US, there are others in the military who want to double the length of the take-down list.
    “ We cannot withdraw our cards from the game. Were we as silent and mute as stones, our very passivity would be an act. ”
    — Jean-Paul Sartre

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