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Oxford says no to additional Huawei funding

Jan 18, 2019 - 4:32 PM

Oxford University says it had decided it would 'not pursue new funding opportunities' for both research contracts or philanthropic donations from Huawei and related group companies – though existing projects would continue

Recto seeks Senate probe into DILG's China-funded CCTV project

Jan 17, 2019 - 6:20 PM

Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto says there is 'mounting concern' that China may be using Huawei as a 'proxy' in intelligence operations

CONCERNS OVER SAFE PHILIPPINES PROJECT. Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto raises serious concerns over the DILG's Safe Philippines project to be carried out with funding from China. Photo from the Facebook page of Senator Ralph Recto

Key dates in China-Canada Huawei spat

Jan 17, 2019 - 1:51 PM

Here are the key dates since the arrest of Huawei's chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou

Huawei photo from Shutterstock. Meng Wanzhou photo from Huawei website


U.S., Canada promise 'unbiased' process for Huawei executive

Jan 17, 2019 - 10:57 AM

Legal proceedings relating to Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou will be 'fair, unbiased, and transparent,' the US State Department says

ARRESTED. Chinese telecom giant Huawei's chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou faces fraud charges after allegedly lying to US banks about the use of a covert subsidiary to sell to Iran in breach of sanctions. Photo from Huawei Europe media center website


Calls for Huawei boycott get mixed response in Europe

Jan 17, 2019 - 10:49 AM

European authorities and telco operators are torn as Huawei equipment may make some business sense for some of them. That there has been no damning evidence against Huawei further muddies the issue

Huawei founder denies spying for China in rare interview

Jan 17, 2019 - 10:14 AM

'I love my country, I support the Communist Party. But I will not do anything to harm the world,' Ren Zhengfei tells a group of foreign reporters, according to Bloomberg News.

REN ZHENGFEI. Huawei Founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei speaks during a session of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting on January 22, 2015 in Davos. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP


U.S. in criminal probe of China's Huawei – report

Jan 17, 2019 - 9:48 AM

Anonymous sources say that US Justice Department is looking into allegations that Huawei stole trade secrets from US business partners including a T-Mobile robotic device used to test smartphones

HUAWEI. In this file photo taken on July 8, 2018, a woman uses her mobile phone in front of a Huawei logo at Beijing International Consumer Electronics Expo in Beijing. Photo by Wang Zhao/AFP


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Jan 16, 2019 - 9:51 PM

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Canada asks China clemency for convicted drug trafficker

Jan 16, 2019 - 11:45 AM

The timing and swiftness of Robert Lloyd Schellenberg's sentence, and the inclusion of new evidence, raise suspicion among observers

REQUEST FOR CLEMENCY. Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland says they have already spoken with China's ambassador to Canada and 'requested clemency' for Robert Lloyd Schellenberg. File photo from the Twitter account of Chrystia Freeland

Huawei founder denies spying for China in rare interview

Jan 15, 2019 - 9:36 PM

The reclusive founder of Huawei, Ren Zhengfei, steps out of the shadows to forcefully deny accusations that his firm engaged in espionage on behalf of the Chinese government

Huawei Founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei speaks during a session of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting on January 22, 2015 in Davos. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP

China, Canada diplomatic row escalates with death sentence

Jan 15, 2019 - 2:19 PM

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expresses 'extreme concern' that China has 'chosen to arbitrarily' apply the death penalty

SENTENCING. This photograph taken and released by the Intermediate Peoples' Court of Dalian on January 14, 2019, shows Canadian Robert Lloyd Schellenberg (C) during his retrial on drug trafficking charges in the court in Dalian in China's northeast Liaoning province. Handout photo/AFP

China's Huawei 'fires' employee arrested in Poland

Jan 12, 2019 - 10:22 PM

Citing management rules in company contracts, Huawei says it 'has decided to immediately terminate its employer relationship with Wang Weijing'

HUAWEI. In this file photo taken on July 8, 2018, a woman uses her mobile phone in front of a Huawei logo at Beijing International Consumer Electronics Expo in Beijing. Photo by Wang Zhao/AFP

China seeks consular access for Huawei employee arrested in Poland

Jan 12, 2019 - 11:59 AM

Citing China's foreign ministry of affairs, state broadcaster CCTV said Beijing is "closely following" the detention of Wang Weijing and has asked to arrange a consular visit "as soon as possible."

HUAWEI. An attendee walk by the Huawei booth at CES 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 8, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by David Becker/Getty Images/AFP

Poland arrests Chinese businessman suspected of spying

Jan 11, 2019 - 11:55 PM

Aside from the Chinese telecoms executive whom Poland media identified as a Huawei director, authorities also arrest a Polish man 'known in the IT sector'

Chinese ambassador accuses Canada of 'white supremacy' in Huawei case

Jan 10, 2019 - 5:54 PM

China's ambassador to Canada Lu Shaye says the "groundless" detention of a top Chinese tech executive is a display of 'Western egotism and white supremacy'

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Trudeau, Trump denounce China's 'arbitrary detention' of Canadians

Jan 08, 2019 - 8:26 AM

Though no link has been officially made, the arrests are thought to be in retaliation for Canada's December 1 arrest of Meng Wanzhou, a top executive at Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei

US AND CANADA. In this file photo, Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau (R) speaks with U.S. President Donald Trump during the G7 official welcome at Le Manoir Richelieu on day one of the G7 meeting on June 8, 2018 in Quebec City, Canada. File photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images/AFP

13 Canadians held in China since arrest of Huawei executive

Jan 04, 2019 - 5:57 PM

Some believe the detentions of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor are in retaliation to the arrest in Vancouver of Huawei's Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou

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Chinese firms offer subsidies on Huawei phones in show of support

Dec 29, 2018 - 7:38 PM

Several companies are offering employees subsidies for Huawei phone purchases, while others have even warned staff against buying Apple products

SUPPORTING HUAWEI. Pedestrians walk past a Huawei store in Beijing on December 28, 2018. Photo by Wang Zhao/AFP

8 of the biggest tech headlines of 2018

Dec 28, 2018 - 5:57 PM

We’ve rounded up everything from Elon Musk’s Twitter antics to disinformation campaign in social media

Huawei expects 21% revenue rise despite 'unfair' treatment

Dec 27, 2018 - 9:09 PM

'Setbacks will only makes us more courageous, and incredibly unfair treatment will drive us to become the world's number one,' says Huawei chairman Guo Ping as the company expects a revenue of $108.5 billion for 2018

Britain voices 'grave' concerns over China's Huawei

Dec 27, 2018 - 7:35 PM

'I have grave, very deep concerns about Huawei providing the 5G network in Britain. It's something we'd have to look at very closely,' British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson is quoted as saying by The Times.

CONCERNS ABOUT HUAWEI. In this file photo taken on July 8, 2018 a woman uses her mobile phone in front of a Huawei logo at Beijing International Consumer Electronics Expo in Beijing. File photo by Wang Zhao/AFP

Huawei rejects Western security fears, says 'no evidence'

Dec 19, 2018 - 12:09 PM

Huawei's rotating chairman Ken Hu says customers continue to trust the company despite what he sees as efforts to fan fears against the firm

5 gift ideas for the sophisticated techie in your life

Dec 19, 2018 - 11:00 AM

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How the world's top smartphone brands fared in 2018

Dec 15, 2018 - 3:35 PM

Here we assess the world's 5 biggest phone makers of 2018 – Samsung, Huawei, Apple, Xiaomi, and OPPO, according to International Data Corporation's Q3 2018 sales figures

U.S, Canada promise due process for arrested Chinese executive

Dec 15, 2018 - 10:41 AM

China asserts that the two countries overstepped their authority during the arrest and that Huawei's chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou is innocent

OUT ON BAIL. Meng Wanzhou (pictured on the news page), Huawei's chief financial officer, was detained this week in Canada and faces an extradition request from US authorities over an investigation into suspected Iran sanctions violations by the Chinese technology giant. File Photo by Clement SABOURIN/AFP

Senators sound alarm over China-funded DILG surveillance project | Evening wRap

Dec 13, 2018 - 10:22 PM

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Senators sound alarm over China-funded DILG surveillance project

Dec 13, 2018 - 4:01 PM

Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto cites security risks in the 12,000-camera Safe Philippines Project of the DILG in partnership with a China Telecom affiliate and Huawei

Police Director General Oscar Albyalde during the Senate hearing on the 2019 budget of the Department of Interior and Local Government and its attached agency on October 22, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Huawei's Honor View 20 to feature 48MP camera

Dec 12, 2018 - 3:34 PM

Nokia's PureView 808 and Lumia 1020 phones, released in 2012 and 2013, respectively, have finally been topped

Photo from Honor/Twitter


Huawei executive gets bail in case rattling China ties

Dec 12, 2018 - 7:45 AM

(UPDATED) 'The risk of her non-attendance in court [for a future extradition hearing] can be reduced to an acceptable level by imposing the bail conditions proposed by her council,' a judge says

HUAWEI. An illustration shows a journalist reading a news page about tech giant Huawei in The Globe and Mail in Montreal, Canada, December 6, 2018. Photo by Clement Sabourin/AFP

Hold the phone: Huawei mistrust imperils China tech ambitions

Dec 11, 2018 - 5:29 PM

With 5G's rollout expected to gain pace in coming years, the race to dominate standards and control security and data traffic underpins much of the current high-tech rivalry between the United States and China, technology experts say

Top Huawei executive cites health issues in Canada bail request

Dec 10, 2018 - 3:54 PM

In a sworn affidavit, Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou says she has been treated in a Canadian hospital for hypertension since she was arrested in Vancouver on December 1 for possible extradition

MENG WANZHOU. Chinese telecom giant Huawei's chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou faces fraud charges after allegedly lying to US banks about the use of a covert subsidiary to sell to Iran in breach of sanctions. Photo from Huawei Europe media center website

China summons U.S. ambassador over Huawei arrest

Dec 09, 2018 - 11:27 PM

(UPDATED) In a statement, China's foreign ministry says 'the US side has seriously violated the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese citizens, and the nature of the violation is extremely bad'

Huawei exec faces U.S. fraud charges linked to Iran

Dec 08, 2018 - 8:46 AM

(UPDATED) In a statement released Friday, December 7, Huawei expresses 'confidence that the Canadian and US legal systems will reach the right conclusion' on Meng's fraud charges

ARRESTED. Chinese telecom giant Huawei's chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou faces fraud charges after allegedly lying to US banks about the use of a covert subsidiary to sell to Iran in breach of sanctions. Photo from Huawei Europe media center website

EU should worry about Huawei, other Chinese firms – official

Dec 07, 2018 - 9:41 PM

European Commission Vice President Andrus Ansip says Chinese companies 'have to cooperate with their intelligence services. And this is about mandatory backdoors.'

ANDRUS ANSIP. Vice-President of the European Commission Andrus Ansip (C) attends the India Mobile Congress 2018 in New Delhi on October 25, 2018. File photo by Chandan Khanna/AFP

Under-fire Huawei agrees to UK security demands – report

Dec 07, 2018 - 7:59 PM

Huawei executives meet senior officials from Britain's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), where they accepted a range of technical requirements to ease security fears

HUAWEI IN TALKS. In this file photo taken on July 8, 2018 a woman uses her mobile phone in front of a Huawei logo at Beijing International Consumer Electronics Expo in Beijing. File photo by Wang Zhao/AFP

Huawei arrest a 'despicable rogue' action – Chinese media

Dec 07, 2018 - 4:26 PM

Chinese media cast the move to arrest Meng Wanzhou as an assault on the development of the country's high-tech industry

Japan to ban government use of Huawei, ZTE products – reports

Dec 07, 2018 - 2:38 PM

The Japanese government plans to revise internal procurement rules to exclude products made by Huawei and ZTE as early as on Monday, December 10


Canada defends Huawei arrest as markets wobble

Dec 07, 2018 - 10:01 AM

Huawei's affordable smartphones have made strong inroads in the developing world, but the company has faced repeated setbacks in major Western economies over security concerns

HUAWEI. An illustration shows a journalist reading a news page about tech giant Huawei in The Globe and Mail in Montreal, Canada, December 6, 2018. Photo by Clement Sabourin/AFP


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Britain's largest telco removes Huawei equipment from 4G network

Dec 06, 2018 - 10:27 AM

The telco's announcement comes with Washington reportedly pushing its allies to shun Huawei technology as they roll out next-generation 5G networks

HUAWEI. In this file photo taken on July 8, 2018, a woman uses her mobile phone in front of a Huawei logo at Beijing International Consumer Electronics Expo in Beijing. Photo by Wang Zhao/AFP


Huawei 'not aware of any wrongdoing' by CFO arrested in Canada

Dec 06, 2018 - 9:58 AM

Meng, who was transferring flights in Canada when she was 'provisionally detained,' faces 'unspecified charges' in the Eastern District of New York, Huawei says

Photo from Huawei Europe media center website


China furious at Huawei executive's arrest in Canada

Dec 06, 2018 - 9:32 AM

'At the request of the US side, the Canadian side arrested a Chinese citizen not violating any American or Canadian law,' a statement from the Chinese embassy in Canada says

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Chief financial officer of China's Huawei arrested in Canada – official

Dec 06, 2018 - 8:11 AM

(UPDATED) Meng Wanzhou 'was arrested in Vancouver on December 1,' a statement says. 'She is sought for extradition by the United States, and a bail hearing has been set for Friday.'

China's surveillance system coming to the Philippines?

Dec 02, 2018 - 6:16 PM

'Huawei wants to know what you like to eat, where you want to go, to secure your safety,' says an official of the Chinese tech giant

New Zealand intelligence bans China's Huawei from 5G rollout

Nov 28, 2018 - 5:45 PM

The move follows reports the United States is urging its allies to exclude the Chinese telecoms giant from 5G rollouts over cybersecurity fears.

U.S. urging allies to shun Huawei – WSJ

Nov 23, 2018 - 10:42 PM

US worries over the use of Chinese telecom equipment in countries with American military bases

Huawei tops Apple for 2 consecutive quarters in phone market

Nov 08, 2018 - 12:18 PM

It's the longest that Huawei has been on the second spot

Huawei Mate 20 Pro priced at P49,990

Oct 26, 2018 - 11:28 AM

The standard Mate 20 will go for P40,990

MATE 20 Pro. Photo from Huawei