The US government will continue to target Chinese companies that it sees as a potential threat to national security. Photo: Reuters

Tech cold war: how Trump’s assault on Huawei is forcing the world to contemplate a digital iron curtain

  • Recent US trade moves against China are not short-term negotiating tactics from Trump, they are opening salvos in a new tech cold war
  • Many now think the real issue is whether China has the right to develop its own, home-grown hi-tech industry
Topic |   US-China tech war

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The US government will continue to target Chinese companies that it sees as a potential threat to national security. Photo: Reuters
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Members of a design team at Cirque du Soleil demonstrate use of Microsoft's HoloLens device in helping to virtually design a set at the Microsoft Build 2017 developers conference in Seattle. Photo: AP.

Microsoft said to stop accepting new orders from Huawei as it moves to comply with US restrictions

  • The US last week placed Huawei and its affiliates on a trade blacklist that restricted the Shenzhen-based firm from buying services and parts from US companies
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Members of a design team at Cirque du Soleil demonstrate use of Microsoft's HoloLens device in helping to virtually design a set at the Microsoft Build 2017 developers conference in Seattle. Photo: AP.
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