Many Taiwan policymakers hold the view that US-China tensions create favorable conditions for closer US-Taiwan relations. London’s approval of Huawei’s involvement in its 5G network was a setback for the Trump administration. To be clear, Washington’s focus on Huawei did not begin with the Trump administration and it will not end when President Trump leaves office. With its efforts to halt Huawei’s spread into new markets floundering, the Trump administration is likely to double down on seeking to slow Huawei’s technological progress. The Financial Times reported last November that the Trump administration has asked Taiwan authorities to compel TSMC to do just that.
Source: Taipei Times February 23, 2020 15:56 UTC