Donald Trump bans Huawei in the US

United States President Donald Trump has struck again.

This time, Trump has issued an executive order that effectively bars US companies from using any telecoms equipment manufactured by China’s Huawei.

Trump claims Huawei, one of China's most prominent companies, poses a spying risk to Western technology infrastructure.

To better understand the implications of this move, Mike Wills spoke to PlainSpeak founder Alistair Fairweather.

Donald Trump is like a clock; even a broken clock is right twice a day. He is often right for the wrong reasons. I think he is right to be cautious. I am not sure he is right to put them on an entity list.

Alistair Fairweather, Founder - PlainSpeak

Last year they found tiny little chips which had been explicitly inserted in the supply chain for large companies like Amazon and Apple.

Alistair Fairweather, Founder - PlainSpeak

I think Trump's main reasons for doing thing is political. He wants to punish the Chinese for not getting his way in trade.

Alistair Fairweather, Founder - PlainSpeak

Listen to the full interview below...


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