Devices made by Chinese company Huawei have reportedly been banned by POTUS, Donald Trump, from being used in government establishments such as the military and police.
Not satisfied with the action, the 45th president of the United States has now notified the country’s allies such as Germany, Italy, and Japan, warning them of the dangers of using Huawei stuff such as smartphones and network equipment.
But what could be the reason behind this ban?
Although Wall Street Journal first reported that Trump told US allies to shun Huawei products last week, Huawei has been facing a long-time resentment from the US government because it “shares” user information gathered from millions of its devices sold worldwide with Chinese government.
Trump has also allegedly offered financial benefits to countries if they place Huawei devices on their blacklist.
Huawei is currently the second most popular smartphone brand in the world after beating US phone maker Apple down to third place and is now only behind Samsung who retains the title of the highest-selling smartphone brand and mobile phones in general since 2017.
Will the new Trump police affect Huawei’s sales?