The trade war between the United States and China has escalated to a higher level after the US government confirmed last week that it will intensify its efforts to prevent various Chinese applications, as well as Chinese telecom companies, from accessing sensitive information about American citizens and companies.
(Pompeo) Steps he wants US companies to take to deal with unreliable Chinese apps, where One important step includes removing untrusted Chinese apps from US app stores, as well as clamping down on cloud computing companies.
So why should Chinese phone companies prepare for the worst if the measures that the Trump administration intends to take take effect?
At first glance, the term (untrusted) began to be vague to many observers, but many analysts considered it a warning to all Chinese phone companies, as these companies must prepare for what is worse in the coming days.
The matter has been likened to the same rhetoric the US government had previously used before it took harsh measures against Huawei in 2019.
Where we find that in a shocking turn of events, the Chinese company found itself in the list of entities prohibited from trading with American companies or companies that have commercial relations with the US government.
Huawei has been affected severely, and other Chinese phone companies may be affected more strongly:
Google was one of the most prominent and pivotal companies at Huawei, which was forced to cut its relations with it, as the loss of including Google Play services in Huawei phones was a severe blow to the company, and it was forced with it to launch all its modern phones and tablets without Google’s previously installed apps and services or the Google Play Store. .
Hence, we find that this fate may await many Chinese smartphone manufacturers if the Trump administration simply decides that all Chinese brands, such as: Oppo, Xiaomi, TCL and OnePlus are unreliable, and this means that the ambiguous language used by the Trump administration will make all Chinese companies are insecure about what’s coming.
Blocking Much More Than Losing an App Store:
We find that the US ban against Chinese companies, if implemented, may go beyond just losing Google Play services or the application store, as it can reach a ban on dealing with manufacturers of internal components of phones, such as: Qualcomm, and TMSC that manufactures smart phone processors that were prevented from dealing with a company. Huawei due to US sanctions.
Where the repercussions of the trade war between the United States and China could lead to restricting or cutting the supply of very important chips for Chinese phone companies, such as: Oppo, OnePlus, and Xiaomi, as none of these companies has the capabilities to design powerful processors, except for Huawei, which has a responsible private development unit. On designing groundbreaking Kirin processors.
All other Chinese companies use the processors of the American company Qualcomm or Taiwan’s MediaTek, even if a company such as: Oppo managed to Design their processors It certainly will not compete with Qualcomm or Huawei processors in terms of power and efficiency.
Hence, we find that the lack of access of Chinese companies to the leading processors along with the banning of Google services, would put them in a more dangerous position that may threaten their future greatly, so it is sufficient to take a look at the Chinese company ZTE and what it has reached to know the extent of the damage that has been caused to it after Exposure to US sanctions in 2018.