Pentagon drops opposition to new rules that would further restrict tech sales to Huawei

The Department of Defense originally had opposed Commerce’s recommendation to tighten restrictions on sales to Huawei, saying it would ultimately hurt U.S. semiconductor companies, which the Pentagon relies on to help produce cutting-edge military tech. Technology BEST DEAL UPDATE:

U.S. charges China’s Huawei with racketeering and conspiracy to steal U.S. trade secrets in new indictment

Adding to charges already made against the company, the indictment accuses Huawei of violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act by, among other actions, offering employees bonuses for obtaining confidential information from competitors. Business BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Huawei, Chinese chip makers keep factories humming despite coronavirus outbreak

Some Chinese technology firms are continuing to manufacture parts and products despite government calls across various cities and provinces for work to be halted as Being seeks to stop the spread of the coronavirus ravaging the country. Reuters: Technology News … Read more…

The Huawei case will finally force the US to prove some claims it’s made about Chinese companies

The U.S. government has rarely had a chance to make any cyber theft or money-laundering allegations in court against a Chinese executive, particularly an official with the stature of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou. Losing the case could cost credibility. Tech BEST … Read more…

Huawei executive’s arrest puts more pressure on Trump and Xi as they grapple over the global order

While the arrest of Meng Wanzhou did not stem directly from trade talks, it made them more complicated and sensitive. It also served as a stark reminder of the deep frustrations that underpin Washington's relationship with Beijing. Asia-Pacific News BEST … Read more…