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People hold signs calling for China to release Canadian detainees Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig.(Reuters)

Canadians, arrested in China, released after Huawei CFO, US reach deal

AP | , New York
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2021 07:00 AM IST
  • The deal with Meng calls for the Justice Department to dismiss fraud charges late next year in exchange for Meng accepting responsibility for misrepresenting her company’s business dealings in Iran.
Huawei demanded in 2017 that it install a duplicate DES in China’s Suzhou, the US company has said, (File Photo)
Huawei demanded in 2017 that it install a duplicate DES in China’s Suzhou, the US company has said, (File Photo)

China's Huawei spied, installed data ‘back door’ in Pakistan: Report

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray
PUBLISHED ON AUG 15, 2021 10:49 AM IST
Huawei’s alleged back door was located in a database that consolidated sensitive information, including national ID card records, foreigner registrations, tax records and criminal records, for law enforcement, a US company has said.
China last week regretted the decision by Indian authorities to not allow Chinese telecom companies to conduct 5G trials in India.(Reuters representative image)
China last week regretted the decision by Indian authorities to not allow Chinese telecom companies to conduct 5G trials in India.(Reuters representative image)

India’s decision allowing 5G trials without Chinese companies 'sovereign': US

PTI | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 12, 2021 12:05 PM IST
India’s Department of Telecom last week approved applications of telecom companies Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and MTNL to conduct 5G trials but none of them will be using technologies of Chinese entities.
Meng, 49, is facing charges in the United States for allegedly misleading HSBC about Huawei's business dealings in Iran, potentially causing the bank to break US sanctions.(The Canadian Press via AP)
Meng, 49, is facing charges in the United States for allegedly misleading HSBC about Huawei's business dealings in Iran, potentially causing the bank to break US sanctions.(The Canadian Press via AP)

Huawei defense to ask Canada court to delay CFO Meng's extradition hearings

Reuters | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal, Vancouver
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2021 02:33 PM IST
Meng Wanzhou US extradition hearings have lasted more than two years and she is scheduled to be back in the British Columbia Supreme Court on April 26.
FILE PHOTO: The Huawei logo is seen at the IFA consumer technology fair, in Berlin, Germany September 3, 2020. REUTERS/Michele Tantussi/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: The Huawei logo is seen at the IFA consumer technology fair, in Berlin, Germany September 3, 2020. REUTERS/Michele Tantussi/File Photo(REUTERS)

Huawei posts record profit but US pressure, Covid pandemic hit revenue growth

AFP | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON MAR 31, 2021 05:00 PM IST
The world's leading supplier of telecom networking gear and a top smartphone brand, Huawei faces uncertainty since the administration of former president Donald Trump launched a campaign in 2018 to contain the company.
Huawei has been exploring business opportunities beyond telecom gear and smartphones for years but the efforts took on new urgency after phone shipments tumbled 42% in the final three months of 2020. Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)
Huawei has been exploring business opportunities beyond telecom gear and smartphones for years but the efforts took on new urgency after phone shipments tumbled 42% in the final three months of 2020. Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)

Huawei pivots to fish farms, mining in China after US blocks its phones

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2021 03:15 PM IST
  • Among its newest customers is a fish farm in eastern China that’s twice the size of New York’s Central Park.
The Huawei logo is seen.(Reuters)
The Huawei logo is seen.(Reuters)

5 Chinese companies, including Huawei, pose threat to US national security: FCC

Reuters |
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2021 11:26 AM IST
  • The FCC said the companies included Huawei Technologies Co, ZTE Corp, Hytera Communications Corp, Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co and Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co.
The rules create a more explicit prohibition on the export of components like semiconductors, antennas and batteries for Huawei 5G devices, making the ban more uniform among licensees(Reuters file photo)
The rules create a more explicit prohibition on the export of components like semiconductors, antennas and batteries for Huawei 5G devices, making the ban more uniform among licensees(Reuters file photo)

US imposes new 5G license limits on some Huawei suppliers

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2021 12:25 PM IST
  • Some companies had previously received licenses that allowed them to keep shipping components to Huawei that the Chinese company may have then used in 5G equipment, while other companies were already subject to tighter restrictions.
The rules create a more explicit prohibition on the export of components like semiconductors, antennas and batteries for Huawei 5G devices, making the ban more uniform among licensees(Reuters file photo)
The rules create a more explicit prohibition on the export of components like semiconductors, antennas and batteries for Huawei 5G devices, making the ban more uniform among licensees(Reuters file photo)

US imposes new 5G license limits on some Huawei Suppliers

Bloomberg | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2021 05:27 AM IST
The 5G ban is effective as of this week, according to the people, who asked not to be identified to discuss nonpublic communications. The rules create a more explicit prohibition on the export of components like semiconductors, antennas and batteries for Huawei 5G devices, making the ban more uniform among licensees.
Meng is accused in the US of defrauding HSBC by falsely misrepresenting links between Huawei and a company that sold telecoms equipment to Iran.(via AP)
Meng is accused in the US of defrauding HSBC by falsely misrepresenting links between Huawei and a company that sold telecoms equipment to Iran.(via AP)

Huawei confirms senior executive seeking HSBC records in Hong Kong court

AFP | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2021 10:45 AM IST
Chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou -- whose father is the company's founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei -- has been in a two-year battle against extradition over charges Huawei violated US sanctions on Iran.
Huawei has struggled in recent years in the face of US sanctions, as Washington claims Huawei has close ties to China's military and that Beijing could use its equipment for espionage - accusations the company denies.(AFP)
Huawei has struggled in recent years in the face of US sanctions, as Washington claims Huawei has close ties to China's military and that Beijing could use its equipment for espionage - accusations the company denies.(AFP)

Huawei, controversial in the West, is going strong in the Gulf

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 10:06 AM IST
Arab Gulf countries strategic partners of Washington that are seeking to diversify their economies are investing heavily in the sector as their appetite for technology grows.
The company achieved positive growth for both 2020 revenue and net profit.(Reuters)
The company achieved positive growth for both 2020 revenue and net profit.(Reuters)

Huawei founder says hopes Biden administration will have "open policy"

Reuters | , Taiyuan
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 11:28 AM IST
Huawei has been put under heavy pressure by the former Trump administration which added the company to a US trade blacklist in May 2019.
Meng is wanted by the US authorities for her alleged role in violating sanctions against Iran.(AFP)
Meng is wanted by the US authorities for her alleged role in violating sanctions against Iran.(AFP)

Canadian Judge rejects Huawei CFO's bid to loosen bail restrictions

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2021 07:08 AM IST
The Huawei executive, who is under house arrest in Vancouver awaiting extradition proceedings, has sought the right to move around the area unescorted. The 48-year old, who is fitted with an ankle bracelet, is currently free to travel in the region if accompanied by security guards.
FILE PHOTO: A man stands in front of a wall of iPhones cases in the new Apple flagship store on its opening day in Sanlitun in Beijing, China, July 17, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: A man stands in front of a wall of iPhones cases in the new Apple flagship store on its opening day in Sanlitun in Beijing, China, July 17, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo(REUTERS)

Apple logs record quarterly smartphone shipments, Huawei in freefall

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 02:01 PM IST
Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, unsurprisingly, suffered the most pain, with shipments tumbling a record 42.4% to 32.3 million.
The United States put Huawei on a Commerce Department "entity list" in May 2019, restricting suppliers from selling US goods and technology to the company.(REUTERS)
The United States put Huawei on a Commerce Department "entity list" in May 2019, restricting suppliers from selling US goods and technology to the company.(REUTERS)

In last blow to China, Trump admin halts Huawei suppliers

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 06:04 AM IST
The action - likely the last against Huawei Technologies under Republican President Donald Trump - is the latest in a long-running effort to weaken the world's largest telecommunications equipment maker, which it says is a threat to US national security and foreign policy interests.
Security guards change shift under a screen showing Chinese President Xi Jinping delivering a speech for the evening news broadcast in Beijing on December 31.(AP file)
Security guards change shift under a screen showing Chinese President Xi Jinping delivering a speech for the evening news broadcast in Beijing on December 31.(AP file)

China using proxies to intimidate people across world, says Canadian minister

Hindustan Times, Toronto | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya , edited by Vinod Janardhanan
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 01:11 PM IST
In a letter to lawmakers, Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety responsible for the country’s internal security, said that “foreign states, including the PRC (Peoples Republic of China), attempt to threaten and intimidate individuals around the world, including in Canada, through various state entities and non-state proxies.”
Huawei Technologies Co. removed Tencent Holdings Ltd.’s games from its app store in a spat over cooperation between the Chinese technology giants(REUTERS)
Huawei Technologies Co. removed Tencent Holdings Ltd.’s games from its app store in a spat over cooperation between the Chinese technology giants(REUTERS)

Huawei removes Tencent games in dispute over cooperation

By Bloomberg | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON JAN 01, 2021 04:08 PM IST
Huawei said its decision followed an assessment by its legal team and was based on the premise that Tencent is unilaterally asking to halt cooperation. A check on Huawei’s app store showed that Tencent games such as the Chinese version of Arena of Valor are no longer available.
a proposal to boost the weighting of companies like Xiaomi in the Hang Seng Index to 8% from 5% could lead to further gains(REUTERS)
a proposal to boost the weighting of companies like Xiaomi in the Hang Seng Index to 8% from 5% could lead to further gains(REUTERS)

Xiaomi’s market value tops $100 billion, reaching 2018 IPO goal

By Bloomberg | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON DEC 23, 2020 02:34 PM IST
Xiaomi in November reported its fastest quarterly sales growth in two years, while earnings beat analysts’ estimates. It remains one of the few major Chinese tech firms to enjoy strong growth abroad while also benefiting from China’s adoption of 5G technology.
A smartphone with the Huawei and 5G network logo is seen on a PC motherboard.(REUTERS)
A smartphone with the Huawei and 5G network logo is seen on a PC motherboard.(REUTERS)

US gives nod to $1.9 bn fund to replace Huawei, ZTE telecom equipment: Report

Washington | By Reuters | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 10:30 PM IST
Earlier this month, the FCC finalized rules that require carriers with ZTE or Huawei equipment to “rip and replace” that equipment but is awaiting funding from Congress.
Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou has claimed innocence and is fighting the extradition while under house arrest in Vancouver(REUTERS)
Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou has claimed innocence and is fighting the extradition while under house arrest in Vancouver(REUTERS)

Huawei CFO’s alleged actions had ‘no genuine connection’ to US, her lawyers say

Toronto | By Reuters | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 08:52 AM IST
Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou 48, was arrested two years ago at the Vancouver airport by Canadian police on an arrest warrant from the United States, where she is charged with bank and wire fraud for allegedly misleading HSBC about Huawei Tech Co Ltd’s business dealings in Iran.
Huawei logo on the headquarters building in Reading, Britain.(Reuters/ File photo)
Huawei logo on the headquarters building in Reading, Britain.(Reuters/ File photo)

Huawei’s role in developing surveillance products including ‘Uyghur alarm’, sparks international outcry

Beijing | By Asian News International| Posted by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 10:22 AM IST
Washington Post reported that despite the company’s claims that it is committed to human rights at the highest level, Huawei has worked with dozens of security contractors to develop surveillance products, some of which are said to be able to identify a person’s ethnicity and help suppress potential protests, according to company marketing documents.
Last year the FCC barred the use of US subsidies for purchasing communications equipment from gear maker Huawei(REUTERS)
Last year the FCC barred the use of US subsidies for purchasing communications equipment from gear maker Huawei(REUTERS)

US federal agency moves against China Telecom and Huawei, citing security concerns

By Bloomberg | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON DEC 11, 2020 11:35 AM IST
The agency in 5-0 votes ordered carriers to remove equipment made by Huawei, and commenced a proceeding asking whether to end China Telecom (Americas) Corp.’s permission to operate in the US. The agency seems set to continue considering national security restrictions.
Former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor have been confined by China since December 10, 2018.(REUTERS)
Former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor have been confined by China since December 10, 2018.(REUTERS)

Canada says 2 citizens held in China have not been tried

Beijing | By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 11:13 PM IST
Asked about the Canadians at a daily briefing on Thursday, Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Hua Chunying said the two had been “arrested, indicted and tried,” in what appeared to be the first public assertion that they had been brought to court.
Wireless carriers in the UK won’t be allowed to install Huawei equipment in their high-speed 5G networks after September 2021, the British government said Monday(REUTERS)
Wireless carriers in the UK won’t be allowed to install Huawei equipment in their high-speed 5G networks after September 2021, the British government said Monday(REUTERS)

UK to ban new Huawei gear installations after September

London | By Associated Press | Posted by Ayshee bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2020 05:31 PM IST
The government of Prime Minister Boris Johnson in July banned Huawei from having a role in building Britain’s next-generation mobile phone networks over security concerns triggered by US sanctions. Britain and other European countries have started to fall in line after the US lobbied allies.
The UK flag and a smartphone with a Huawei and 5G network logo are seen on a PC motherboard in this illustration.(REUTERS/ FILE)
The UK flag and a smartphone with a Huawei and 5G network logo are seen on a PC motherboard in this illustration.(REUTERS/ FILE)

After ban on China’s Huawei, UK to diversify 5G suppliers

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2020 05:29 PM IST
Britain had decided earlier this year to exclude high-risk vendors from those parts of the 5G and full-fibre networks that are critical to security and also from sensitive locations, and limit their presence in the periphery of those networks, capped at 35%
Ericsson forecast 3.5 billion 5G subscriptions by the end of 2026, accounting for more than 50% of mobile data traffic.(REUTERS)
Ericsson forecast 3.5 billion 5G subscriptions by the end of 2026, accounting for more than 50% of mobile data traffic.(REUTERS)

Sweden’s Ericsson sees 220 million 5G subscriptions by year end

Stockholm | By Reuters | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2020 04:01 PM IST
The telecoms equipment maker, which had previously forecast 190 million subscriptions, said it expects China to account for almost 80% of the newly forecast total.
Last week Huawei said it had sold its budget brand smartphone unit Honor for an undisclosed sum in a bid to safeguard the latter’s supply chain from US action, which has made it difficult to source essential components.(File photo for representation)
Last week Huawei said it had sold its budget brand smartphone unit Honor for an undisclosed sum in a bid to safeguard the latter’s supply chain from US action, which has made it difficult to source essential components.(File photo for representation)

Smelling blood, Huawei’s Chinese mobile rivals look to capitalise on its US woes

China | By Reuters | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 04:53 PM IST
Chinese handset rivals of Huawei Technologies including Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo are making aggressive moves to seize market share from their giant rival, after stepped-up US sanctions hobbled Huawei’s supply chains, industry insiders say.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends a press conference in Ottawa, Canada.(REUTERS/ FILE)
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends a press conference in Ottawa, Canada.(REUTERS/ FILE)

Canadian MPs urge Justin Trudeau government to toughen stand on Chinese ‘intimidation’, Huawei’s role

Hindustan Times, Toronto | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya
PUBLISHED ON NOV 19, 2020 02:10 PM IST
Lawmakers pass a motion urging the PM to decide whether to permit participation of Chinese telecom giant Huawei in the country’s 5G network while also seeking a plan of action against intimidation of Canadians by China
India is yet to take a call on whether it intends to place curbs on Huawei or allow the Chinese telecom equipment maker to participate in the upcoming 5G trials.(Reuters file photo)
India is yet to take a call on whether it intends to place curbs on Huawei or allow the Chinese telecom equipment maker to participate in the upcoming 5G trials.(Reuters file photo)

Govt yet to take call on China’s entry into 5G, says Union home secretary

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 04:23 PM IST
The US has banned Huawei, the world’s leader in telecom equipment, over security concerns and has been putting pressure on other countries to restrict the operations of the Chinese telecom firm.
European governments have been tightening controls on Chinese companies building 5G networks following diplomatic pressure from Washington, which alleges Huawei equipment could be used by Beijing for spying(REUTERS)
European governments have been tightening controls on Chinese companies building 5G networks following diplomatic pressure from Washington, which alleges Huawei equipment could be used by Beijing for spying(REUTERS)

Huawei appeals against 5G network ban in Sweden

Stockholm | By Reuters | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 06, 2020 04:12 PM IST
Sweden last month banned Huawei and peer ZTE from its 5G network, joining other European nations that have restricted the role of Chinese suppliers on security grounds.
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