P30, P30 Pro and Nova 5T are the three Huawei smartphone that cannot be marketed in the territory of taiwan until the Shenzhen group intervenes by modifying an aspect of the pre-installed operating system. Nothing to do with the US ban, it's a matter of principle: the country is referred to by software as "Taiwan, China", a label unwelcome to Taipei.
Huawei P30, P30 Pro and Nova 5T via Taiwan
To announce the block of sales, in force since yesterday, was the National Communications Commission. A complex affair, which can be interpreted with the fact that Beijing considers Taiwan part of the Chinese territory waiting for a reunification to be implemented if necessary also with force as threatened several times in decades of tension. The reports have cracked following the election of President Tsai Ing-wen in 2016, supporter of independence and therefore not inclined to accept the impositions of the China. This is an excerpt (in translated form) of the statement released by the authority.
The definitions in these phones do not reflect the reality of the facts and impact the dignity of our country. This is why we have implemented restrictive measures.
In the middle Xunwei Technologies, a company that deals with importing and distributing Huawei's products on the Taiwanese territory. The company has no easy task to mediate and find a solution that can satisfy both parties.
Staying on the subject, last month we wrote about mysterious disappearance of the Taiwanese flag from the device keyboards iOS and iPadOS present in the territories of Hong Kong and Macao. The doubts of those who thought of a Beijing imposition against Apple were legitimate, at a time when a part of the Asian continent is struggling with various protest movements.