• 5G: Sweden, Ericsson's homeland, in turn bans the Chinese Huawei and ZTE

    5G: Sweden, Ericsson's homeland, in turn bans the Chinese Huawei and ZTE

    The Scandinavian country is therefore following the British decision taken in July to ban the Chinese group, while several European countries are gradually closing the door on their telecom networks or are considering doing so, in the wake of American sanctions. Huawei, the world leader in telecom network equipment, is ahead of Sweden's Ericsson (of which it is the main competitor) and Finland's Nokia in market share.
  • TikTok, Huawei, ZTE: The Politic's Technology Arms of Chinese Communist

    TikTok, Huawei, ZTE: The Politic's Technology Arms of Chinese Communist

    Ongoing developments have exposed a new strain of political ball game: technology. In a sign of building tensions between the two major powerhouses in this regard, the US ambassador to China, Terry Branstad, announced today he is stepping down from his position. Although there are many potential causes for this, the US pressure in the …
  • US sanctions on Huawei hit chip supply and growth, exec says

    US sanctions on Huawei hit chip supply and growth, exec says

    A Huawei executive says that recent US sanctions against the company have caused a shortage of computer chips for the company, hurting the growth of its smartphone business. Richard Yu, president of Huawei Technologies’ consumer business, said at a company conference for developers on Thursday that the company has still managed to gain a 51 …
  • Huawei ends sports sponsor deal amid Australia ‘trade war’

    Huawei ends sports sponsor deal amid Australia ‘trade war’

    Chinese telecom giant Huawei is ending its oldest major sporting sponsorship deal, saying Monday it was breaking its contract with an Australian rugby league team after nine years because of a “great trade war” between China and Australia. Australia has barred the world’s largest maker of switching gear and major smartphone brand from involvement in …
  • China official hits back at US ‘bullying’ of Huawei

    China official hits back at US ‘bullying’ of Huawei

    China is hitting back at the growing crackdown on smartphone maker Huawei, calling the US the “empire of hackers.” In a statement following the US’ new restrictions on the smartphone giant’s access to crucial components, China Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said that President Xi Jinping objected to the “discrediting” of Chinese companies by the …
  • Trump administration turns up heat on Huawei

    Trump administration turns up heat on Huawei

    The Trump administration intensified its crackdown on Huawei, imposing new restrictions on the Chinese smartphone giant’s access to crucial components. The US Commerce Department said Monday it will tighten rules enacted earlier this year that prevent Huawei from obtaining semiconductors without a special license — this time preventing even non-US companies from selling parts to …
  • Xi Jinping pledges Chinese business reforms to global CEOs

    Xi Jinping pledges Chinese business reforms to global CEOs

    Chinese President Xi Jinping tried to assure CEOs that he is committed to supporting foreign companies as the Trump administration works to crimp China’s role in global commerce. In a Wednesday letter to the Global CEO Council, Xi pledged that Beijing will continue reform efforts to “provide a better business environment for the investment and …
  • Pompeo Announces New Sanctions on Huawei Personnel

    Pompeo Announces New Sanctions on Huawei Personnel

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced new sanctions on Huawei personnel on Wednesday. “The State Department will impose visa restrictions on certain employees of the Chinese technology companies like Huawei that provide material support to regimes engaging in human rights violations and abuses globally,” Pompeo said at a press conference. The details of the sanctions …
  • President Trump: We convinced U.K. to ban Huawei

    President Trump: We convinced U.K. to ban Huawei

    President Trump said he’s behind an international push to ban Chinese tech company Huawei. During a speech at the White House Tuesday, he said he was “responsible” for the recent ban against the telecom giant in the U.K. Officials from the British Digital and Culture Ministry announced they were prohibiting companies from purchasing new equipment …
  • U.K. Bans Huawei from 5G Networks after U.S. Pressure Campaign

    U.K. Bans Huawei from 5G Networks after U.S. Pressure Campaign

    Britain will ban Huawei equipment from the country’s high-speed 5G network, the government said Tuesday, delivering a victory to the Trump administration, which has been pushing allies to eschew the Chinese technology giant. The British government announced it would bar the purchase of new Huawei equipment for 5G networks beginning in December and ordered existing …