Pedestrians use their mobile phones near a Huawei ad at a bus stop in central London. Britain flip-flopped and finally acceded to US pressure to ban the Chinese company from taking part in the building of the country’s 5G network. Photo: AFP Pedestrians use their mobile phones near a Huawei ad at a bus stop in central London. Britain flip-flopped and finally acceded to US pressure to ban the Chinese company from taking part in the building of the country’s 5G network. Photo: AFP
Pedestrians use their mobile phones near a Huawei ad at a bus stop in central London. Britain flip-flopped and finally acceded to US pressure to ban the Chinese company from taking part in the building of the country’s 5G network. Photo: AFP
Allen Yu
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Allen Yu

How the rise of Chinese tech companies offers hope for a clean internet by ending US dominance

  • While the US is urging its allies to purge Chinese companies from the internet under its ‘clean network’ programme, the dominance of US tech firms and their dismal track record in protecting privacy is the real threat to people and countries everywhere

Pedestrians use their mobile phones near a Huawei ad at a bus stop in central London. Britain flip-flopped and finally acceded to US pressure to ban the Chinese company from taking part in the building of the country’s 5G network. Photo: AFP Pedestrians use their mobile phones near a Huawei ad at a bus stop in central London. Britain flip-flopped and finally acceded to US pressure to ban the Chinese company from taking part in the building of the country’s 5G network. Photo: AFP
Pedestrians use their mobile phones near a Huawei ad at a bus stop in central London. Britain flip-flopped and finally acceded to US pressure to ban the Chinese company from taking part in the building of the country’s 5G network. Photo: AFP
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Allen Yu

Allen Yu

Allen Yu is an IP attorney in Silicon Valley, a founding blogger at blog.hiddenharmonies.org, as well as an adjunct fellow at the Chunqiu Institute for Development and Strategic Studies. He holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a D. Engr., M.S., and B.S. from UCLA Samueli School of Engineering.