The curious case of Huawei. Chinese tech giant Huawei is under some of the strictest and, perhaps, most damaging, business restrictions the U.S. has ever put on a foreign tech company, potentially blocking it from selling products in the U.S. and from accepting supplies from U.S. companies. Google, ARM, and other partners have complied and stepped away. The reasoning behind this is, ostensibly, that the Chinese government could use Huawei tech as a spying platform. We think. Then President Trump said that the company is both a security threat and a trade bargaining chip (he basically said he might like to use it in trade talks – the U.S. is currently placing some heavy tariffs on Chinese goods). You can see how that makes no sense and muddies the waters around the U.S.’s very direct decision to block the company and its products.