US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is flanked by US President Donald Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (right). Lighthizer and Mnuchin are the lead negotiators in trade talks with China. Photo: Reuters

Inside Donald Trump’s blacklisting of Huawei: China hardliners prevail in battle between two White House camps

  • Timing of Huawei punishment ‘suggests strongly that it’s connected to the trade negotiations because there’s no reason why that would have to happen now’
  • Washington’s getting tough on the Chinese tech giant fundamentally changes the nature of the countries’ trade and tech war
Topic |   US-China tech war

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US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is flanked by US President Donald Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (right). Lighthizer and Mnuchin are the lead negotiators in trade talks with China. Photo: Reuters
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