In 2018, several countries led by the US banned Huawei from their 5G networks on the grounds of national and IT security. Amid the bitter trade war with China, the Trump administration recently has moved to punish Huawei further by prohibiting US companies from selling components and parts to the China tech giant. Despite the 90-day delay for the Huawei ban, the impact on the global 5G development is expected to be enormous as Huawei is still considered one of the pioneers in 5G.

Following the Trump and Xi meeting at G20 last weekend, the US and China has reached a consensus on restarting negotiations and resuming exports to Huawei. It is believed that the market will be motivated in the short term, but in the long run, it is still necessary to keep eyes on the actual progress of the negotiations between China and the United State. This report provides a description of how this all began and a whole picture of these bans, and looks into their causes and influences.