Is the Chinese tech giant’s lawsuit against the US government misjudged, or deliberate? Photo: Reuters Is the Chinese tech giant’s lawsuit against the US government misjudged, or deliberate? Photo: Reuters
Is the Chinese tech giant’s lawsuit against the US government misjudged, or deliberate? Photo: Reuters
Billy Huang
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Billy Huang

Why Huawei’s lawsuit against the US defies common sense but makes perfect strategic sense

  • Huawei’s lawsuit against the US government seems reckless, in the context of cases involving foreign tech firms that go to court in the US. But maybe the Chinese company is just trying a distraction trick out of the ‘Thirty-six Stratagems’

Is the Chinese tech giant’s lawsuit against the US government misjudged, or deliberate? Photo: Reuters Is the Chinese tech giant’s lawsuit against the US government misjudged, or deliberate? Photo: Reuters
Is the Chinese tech giant’s lawsuit against the US government misjudged, or deliberate? Photo: Reuters
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Billy Huang

Billy Huang

Billy Huang is a media veteran who has worked at leading organisations across the Pacific, including Xinhua News Agency in Beijing, CNN headquarters in Atlanta, MediaCorp in Singapore, KyLinTV in New York and the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. He was part of the CNN team that won the 2005 Peabody Award and the 2005 DuPont-Columbia University Award.