Global Impact newsletter: Huawei finds itself in the eye of the US-China tech storm
- Global Impact is a fortnightly curated newsletter featuring a news topic originating in China with a significant macro impact for our newsreaders around the world
- In this sixth edition we look at Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei and how it came to be at the centre of the rapidly escalating US-China rivalry over technology
60 second catch-up
The US vs a Chinese giant: Huawei and the tech war
- This is the first in an eight-part series looking at how Huawei has found itself at the epicentre of the US-China tech war
- Four years after Huawei set up shop in the US, a RAND report tied Chinese telecommunications companies like Huawei and ZTE directly to Beijing
Ren, who studied the management techniques of US tech giants like IBM, had been trying to make headway in the US since the early 2000s but was getting resistance from lawmakers there who viewed the company as an extension of Chinese government intelligence efforts.
Huawei founder shares his relationship with family and his personality
What you need to know about US restrictions on Huawei
- The Entity List is over 270-pages long and lists companies and individuals from a range of countries including Russia, China, Ukraine, Iran and even the Britain
1. What is the US Entity List and why is Huawei on it?
The US Entity List, published by the US Department of Commerce, contains a list of certain foreign persons – which includes businesses, research institutions, governments and individuals – that are subject to licence requirements for the export, re-export and transfer of certain items to the country. Essentially, the list represents a list of companies that the US believes poses a national threat.
Pompeo urges all nations to 'push back' against China on visit to the UK
Video: Spy case against two Canadians in China for ‘political gains’, says Trudeau
- Video of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talking about China’s detention of two Canadians.
Spy case against two Canadians in China for 'political gains', says Trudeau
US further tightens restrictions on Huawei’s access to chips
- Under new rules issued by the Commerce Department, any company that sells Huawei any products made anywhere with US technology will require a licence
- The Trump administration has also pressured other governments to restrict Huawei from building their 5G networks
It just got even harder for Huawei Technologies to obtain US-made chips.
Under new rules issued by the US Commerce Department on Monday, any company that sells Huawei any products made anywhere with US technology will require a licence. The measures are to prevent Huawei’s efforts to evade US export controls by obtaining electronic parts through third parties.
China says UK has 'poisoned' Sino-British relationship over Hong Kong and Huawei
Video: UK bans Huawei from 5G network after US sanctions
Video showing UK Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden announcing Huawei Technologies equipment will be banned from Britain’s 5G network.
UK bans Huawei from 5G network after US sanctions
EU is moving closer to Washington’s position on Beijing threats, Trump administration official says
- John Demers, who heads the Justice Department’s counter-espionage effort, says ‘Hong Kong and the Uygurs have been the biggest issues’ for Europe
- The US is working with European partners to develop digital standards to address ‘the long-term threat to data privacy, security and human rights
China’s recent actions in Hong Kong and the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region have driven European countries closer to Washington’s position about dangers posed by Beijing, the US assistant attorney general for national security said on Wednesday.
“Hong Kong and the Uygurs have been the biggest issues … in my discussions with the Europeans,” said John Demers, who heads the Justice Department’s counter-espionage effort, known as the China Initiative.