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Report: The US is drafting rules to allow US firms to work with Huawei on 5G

According to new reports, the United States of America silently drafting rules to allow US firms to work together with Huawei on 5G.
Report: THe US is drafting rules to allow US firms work with Huawei on 5G
File photo: Huawei logo in a facility in China

Has Huawei won over the United States?

To recall, the United States has placed Huawei under its "Entity List" last year. It resulted in engineers from US technology companies stopped working with Huawei to develop 5G standards.

The US has also coerced foreign governments against working with Huawei for 5G. 

These left US companies are unsure about which information or technologies that employees could share with Huawei, the world's largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer. This has brought the U.S. at a disadvantage.

The new rules will allow U.S. companies to work with Huawei

A report by Reuters said that two sources familiar with the matter claim that the U.S. Department of Commerce is nearly finished in drafting new rules that will allow the U.S.  companies to work with China's Huawei Technologies on setting standards for the next-generation 5G networks.

If approved, the drafted new rules will allow U.S. companies to work in standard bodies where Huawei is also a member. This could still change. The draft is currently under final review at the Department of Commerce and will be sent for approval to other U.S. agencies.

The reason for this sudden change of tune is because the U.S. government wants U.S. companies to remain competitive with Huawei which was lost because of the blacklisting.

Lastly, the new rule is only for Huawei while other companies like Hikvision will remain blacklisted.

Huawei and the Department of Commerce have declined to comment.

What do you guys think?

Sources: Reuters, CGTN
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