Oxford University Suspends Research Funding, Donations From Huawei

Ivan Schwartz
January 18, 2019

The Justice Department declined to comment.

The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday said that the proposed legislation was due to "hysteria", and urged U.S. lawmakers to stop the bills.

What just happened? Huawei's battle with the USA government is reportedly about to take a new turn, with federal prosecutors preparing a criminal indictment against the Chinese tech giant for stealing trade secrets from American partners.

Trudeau, asked in December about Huawei's potential access to 5G networks, said the Canadian government would exercise diligence in its decision. The US government, citing security concerns over links between Huawei and the Chinese government, has banned employees, contractors and agencies from using Huawei devices, prohibited them in military base retailers and warned US residents and other countries against using the company's technology.

At the time, Washington had announced an indictment against Chinese chipmaker Fujian Jinhua for stealing trade secrets from United States semiconductor company Micron Technology relating to research and development of memory storage devices.

Senators from the United States introduced the Telecommunications Denial Order Enforcement Act, which prohibits the export of parts of USA technology to Chinese telecommunications companies.

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"Huawei is effectively an intelligence-gathering arm of the Chinese Communist Party whose founder and CEO was an engineer for the People's Liberation Army", Cotton wrote in a statement.

"If Chinese telecom companies like Huawei violate our sanctions or export control laws, they should receive nothing less than the death penalty - which this denial order would provide".

During this relationship, Huawei employees utilized one of T-Mobile's robots called "Tappy" that was used for quality-control tests on smartphones. If Chinese telecommunications companies like Huawei violate U.S. regulations, they should be sanctioned.

The probe adds to pressure facing Huawei, one of the world's biggest technology companies.

It's the latest signs of a growing technological cold war between the United States and China over telecommunications technology.

Huawei's reclusive founder Ren Zhengfei, in a rare media interview on Tuesday, forcefully denied accusations that his firm engaged in espionage on behalf of the Chinese government. Meng Wanzhou, Huawei's chief financial officer, faces fraud charges in the United States over allegedly violating US sanctions on Iran through a corporate subsidiary.

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