Following US sanctions, Huawei had to sell the Honor brand last year. Having gained independence, Honor’s business went uphill: the company resumed cooperation with Qualcomm and Intel, returned Google services to its devices and continued to expand its geography. But it looks like it’s too early to rejoice.
On Friday, 14 Republican politicians sent a letter to the US Department of Commerce demanding that Honor be blacklisted, barring her from working with American companies and using American technology.
Politicians say Honor may have “evaded US export control policies to keep American technology and software out of the hands of the Chinese Communist Party,” and “concerns about technology exports to Honor when it was part of Huawei should be attributed to its the current form of property supported by the state ”. Simply put, the threat to US national security has not disappeared.
True, members of the US House of Representatives can only advise, not make a decision. It is not yet known whether the Ministry of Commerce will listen to them, but it was stressed here that they are closely monitoring the situation.