Donald Trump, possible candidate for US presidency in 2012, said in an interview that fair-trade policy should be adopted with China. According to him, the Chinese bring their best, brightest and most ruthless negotiators on the table while representing US are some diplomats who have no idea what they are doing.
Whether authorities in US consider his views serious or not, they do consider the company Huawei a potential threat to national security. The Chinese company has been busy in acquisitions since 2007 when it attempted buy 3Com Inc. and last year when it tried to secure billions of dollars worth contract from Sprint Nextel Corp., both of which failed.
The more recent attempt to acquire 3Leaf Systems also met with disappointment as the deal was not allowed to go through due to security fears. The main concern with Huawei is its military connections since it was founded by an officer from Chinese military and US fears that acquiring companies like 3Leaf Systems may allow China to gain advance computing technology that they currently lack.
Huawei currently is engaged with Federal government in order to reach to some understanding and has made an open offer for investigation and audit at any time to soothe concerns about transferring technology to China. It has also shown interest in future acquisitions in US despite repeated denials on past deals from authorities.
Huawei better hope Donald Trump loses the election if it wants to have any acquisition at all.