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Huawei unit cuts more than 600 jobs following U.S. sanctions

Jul 23, 2019 - 9:04 PM

The layoffs will come at the Chinese company's US-based research and development arm, Futurewei Technologies, which is incorporated in Texas, an email statement from Huawei says

Huawei planning major job cuts in U.S. – report

Jul 15, 2019 - 12:52 PM

The layoffs are expected at Huawei's US-based research and development arm, Futurewei Technologies, The Wall Street Journal reports

Monaco rolls out Huawei-built 5G network in European first

Jul 10, 2019 - 1:59 PM

For Huawei vice president Guo Ping, amid all the controversies, the rollout in Monaco represents a major opportunity despite the small size of territory covered

MONACO 5G. People attend an event to officially announce the achievement of full 5G coverage in Monaco on July 9, 2019. Photo by Valery Hache/AFP)


Trump move to ease Huawei sanctions sparks anger, confusion

Jul 02, 2019 - 3:12 PM

One possible compromise is to ease restrictions on Huawei's consumer business while keeping sanctions on telecom infrastructure, says Samm Sacks, a fellow at the New America foundation China Digital Economy project


Trump hints at softer stance on China's Huawei

Jun 29, 2019 - 7:13 PM

'US companies can sell their equipment to Huawei,' Trump says hours after sealing a tariff truce with Chinese President Xi Jinping

SOFTER STANCE? US President Donald Trump says US companies could sell equipment to Chinese telecom giant Huawei.

Huawei staff pair up with Chinese military on research

Jun 27, 2019 - 10:54 PM

Several research papers published since 2009 show Huawei employees have worked with researchers at different arms of the People's Liberation Army

U.S. chip firm says it can 'lawfully' sell some items to Huawei

Jun 26, 2019 - 12:43 PM

US semiconductor firm Micron Technology says it has resumed some sales to Chinese technology giant Huawei

HUAWEI. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


U.S. blocks more Chinese tech firms on national security concerns

Jun 22, 2019 - 4:28 PM

The notice targets Sugon – a prominent Chinese supercomputer manufacturer – along with three of its microchip subsidiaries and a computing institute owned by the People's Liberation Army

CHINESE TECH. Trade tensions between the world's top two economies have spilled over into the tech sector in recent months, with Trump's administration moving to essentially ban Chinese tech firm Huawei from the huge US market on security grounds. File photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP

Over 100 dealers to support Huawei, offering a special warranty program for Huawei devices

Jun 22, 2019 - 4:17 PM

This special program will ensure continued use of Google apps on Huawei devices

Huawei phone sales plunge, cutbacks planned as US pressure bites

Jun 17, 2019 - 6:48 PM

Huawei's founder says overseas smartphone sales have tumbled since the US last month threatened to blacklist the company


Huawei founder to cut production output by $30 billion in 2019-20

Jun 17, 2019 - 4:06 PM

Ren Zhengfei, who compares Huawei to damaged aircraft, expects the company to get back on its previous trajectory by 2021

REN ZHENGFEI. Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei gestures as he hosts a panel discussion on technology, markets and enterprise in Shenzhen on June 17, 2019. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

Huawei pushes back Mate X release date

Jun 16, 2019 - 2:55 PM

It’s now set to come out sometime in September of this year instead of June

MATE X. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


China probes FedEx after Huawei packages misrouted

Jun 14, 2019 - 8:06 PM

FedEx apologizes for the delivery mishap after Chinese telecoms giant Huawei says it is reviewing its ties with the package service over the incident

Beijing blames Canada for deteriorating ties

Jun 13, 2019 - 11:18 PM

'The current difficulties in China-Canada relations are entirely caused by Canada herself, and entire responsibility for it lies with the Canadian side,' says Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang

Huawei denies being bound by Chinese spy laws

Jun 11, 2019 - 1:36 PM

Huawei cybersecurity chief John Suffolk's appearance before the UK parliament's science and technology committee comes as Britain prepares to publish delayed policy guidelines for its 5G rollout

HUAWEI. The Huawei logo appears on a Huawei portable wifi device in Beijing on June 29, 2019. Photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

China warns tech giants after U.S. Huawei ban – report

Jun 09, 2019 - 2:52 PM

The Chinese government summon executives from American firms Dell and Microsoft and South Korea's Samsung to warn them that any moves to ramp down their businesses in China may lead to retaliation

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 turns to Africa to offset U.S. blacklist

Jun 09, 2019 - 2:29 PM

Huawei's presence in Africa goes far beyond selling smartphones and building mobile networks – it provides training at top universities, and offers 'smart city' services

SECURITY THREAT? Chinese telecommunications equipment provider Huawei beefs up its presence in Africa after the United States blacklisted it. Photo from Shutterstock

Facebook suspends pre-installation of apps on Huawei phones – report

Jun 07, 2019 - 5:24 PM

Huawei phones that still have Play Store access will still be able to download the Facebook family of apps


Huawei signs deal to develop 5G in Russia

Jun 06, 2019 - 2:01 PM

Huawei signs a deal with Russian telecoms company MTS to develop a 5G network in the country over the next year

Kremlin photo from Shutterstock


Huawei refutes report saying they’re slowing down smartphone production

Jun 04, 2019 - 5:33 PM

Anonymous sources say Huawei orders at Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn have been reduced but Huawei says 'global production levels are normal'

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Huawei to sell stake in undersea-cable unit

Jun 04, 2019 - 2:34 PM

The 51% stake in Huawei Marine Networks will be bought by Hengtong Optic-Electric, an optical-cable manufacturer based in eastern China's Jiangsu province

HUAWEI. The Huawei logo is displayed at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona on February 26, 2019. Photo by Pau Barrena/AFP


China to investigate FedEx – state media

Jun 02, 2019 - 3:55 PM

The probe comes after FedEx apologized for misrouting some Huawei parcels

The FedEx office at the airport in Guangzhou, southern China's Guangdong province on March 23, 2009. A FedEx cargo plane en route from China crashed in high winds and exploded in a ball of flames on March 23 at Tokyo's Narita International Airport, killing both pilots, officials said. The pair, both US citizens, were the only two people aboard the American parcel delivery company's wide-body McDonnell Douglas MD-11, which was flying in from Guangzhou in southern China. CHINA OUT GETTY OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo by STR / AFP)

China to create blacklist of 'unreliable' foreign firms

May 31, 2019 - 6:47 PM

The Chinese move to create its own 'entity list' appears to be a way to pressure foreign companies to maintain commercial relations with Huawei

TRADE WAR. In this picture taken on May 30, 2019, people walk past Huawei advertising at Shenzhen-Bao'an international airport in Shenzhen, China's Guangdong province. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

Huawei a key beneficiary of China subsidies that U.S. wants ended

May 30, 2019 - 10:19 PM

With a trade dispute shining a spotlight on China's technological shortcomings, the Huawei subsidies are a window into the kind of measures Beijing may step up as trade negotiations founder

The Huawei logo appears on a Huawei portable wifi device in Beijing on June 29, 2019. (Photo by NICOLAS ASFOURI / AFP)

Mahathir says Malaysia will use Huawei 'as much as possible'

May 30, 2019 - 1:43 PM

Mahathir Mohamad, speaking at a conference in Tokyo, acknowledges the security concerns regarding Huawei but says they would not deter Malaysia

Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad delivers a speech during the 25th International Conference on the Future Of Asia in Tokyo on May 30, 2019. Photo by Charly Triballeau/AFP

[ANALYSIS] Huawei and the Shangri-La Dialogue

May 30, 2019 - 9:33 AM

The Pentagon sets its eyes on Beijing in a new Indo-Pacific security strategy that is expected to be unveiled at the annual Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, which begins Friday, May 31

Huawei asks U.S. court to throw out federal ban

May 29, 2019 - 11:01 AM

(3rd UPDATE) 'The bill directly determines that Huawei is guilty and imposed a large number of restrictions on Huawei,' the firm's legal officer Song Liuping says

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'Don't be too optimistic': Huawei employees fret at U.S. ban

May 26, 2019 - 1:55 PM

Some Huawei employees express fears for their future amid the dispute with the United States

Huawei employees work at their store's showroom in Beijing on January 29, 2019. - Asian markets fell on January 29 as the charging of Chinese giant Huawei in the US cast a shadow over upcoming trade talks, while investors were also tracking a Wall Street sell-off fuelled by concerns corporate profits. (Photo by WANG ZHAO / AFP)

Trump says U.S.-China trade deal could include Huawei

May 24, 2019 - 7:56 AM

President Donald Trump says there is a 'good possibility' Washington will reach an agreement with Beijing to end the escalating trade conflict, and that 'it's possible that Huawei would be included in a trade deal'

HUAWEI. The Huawei logo is displayed at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on February 26, 2019. File photo by Pau Barrena/AFP

Up to PH to consider U.S. concerns over Huawei, says envoy

May 23, 2019 - 3:29 PM

US Ambassador Sung Kim stresses Washington's 'serious concerns' about Chinese firm Huawei, which will be involved in the Department of the Interior and Local Government's China-funded Safe Philippines project

US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim responds to reporters’ questions at the weekly Pandesal Forum in Quezon City. May 23, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

READ: DICT statement on U.S. blacklisting of Huawei

May 23, 2019 - 2:55 PM

The Department of Information and Communications Technology says the impending US trade ban against Huawei will have 'little impact' on the Philippine telecommunications industry


China bemoans U.S. 'bullying' of Huawei

May 23, 2019 - 2:43 PM

'The US use of state power to arbitrarily exert pressure on a private Chinese company like Huawei is typical economic bullying,' Foreign Minister Wang Yi says on May 22

WANG YI. Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Affairs Minister Wang Yi answers questions from the press in Davao City, Philippines on October 29, 2018. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Japanese, UK carriers delay release of Huawei phones

May 22, 2019 - 9:11 PM

UK's EE and Vodafone and Japan's KDDI and Softbank are delaying the release of Huawei phones. British chipmaker ARM is also set to cut ties with Huawei.

DELAYING HUAWEI. A man takes a photo next to a Huawei advertisement in a Huawei store in Shanghai on May 22, 2019. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

‘Boycott Apple’ movement gains steam on Chinese social media

May 22, 2019 - 8:47 PM

Some Chinese consumers claim they’re switching from Apple devices to Huawei

‘HongMeng:’ What we know so far about Huawei’s new alleged OS

May 22, 2019 - 8:11 PM

Chinese newspaper Global Times cites Huawei consumer business head Richard Yu, who says the new operating system will arrive by fall of 2019 or spring of 2020

Puzzle photo from Shutterstock


'Plan B': Huawei's operating system headache after Android ban

May 22, 2019 - 7:30 PM

How does Huawei keep up with the competition if it cannot use the platform that powers nearly every other smartphone in the world?

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UK telecoms giant EE says it will launch 5G without Huawei

May 22, 2019 - 6:59 PM

EE earlier announced it would bring Huawei's first 5G phone, the Huawei Mate 20 X 5G, to Britain, but the Chinese giant's involvement in the UK's telecoms industry is becoming politically controversial

2 Japanese carriers postpone release of Huawei phones

May 22, 2019 - 4:28 PM

KDDI and SoftBank Corp, the country's number two and number three carriers respectively, say the decision to delay the release of the Huawei handsets was taken to give them time to assess the impact of the US ban

LOOK: Chinese diplomat tweets Huawei has ‘cut APPLE into pieces’ using an iPhone

May 22, 2019 - 2:06 PM

Lijian Zhao, a diplomat at the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan, adds to a growing list of 'Twitter for iPhone' gaffes

What to do if you have a Huawei phone

May 21, 2019 - 5:28 PM

Here's all you need to know if you own a Huawei phone

HUAWEI P30. Photo from Huawei


Samsung shares surge as Huawei struggles

May 21, 2019 - 1:47 PM

Analysts say the US ban will damage Huawei's ability to sell phones outside China, offering Samsung a chance to consolidate its position at the top of the global market

Huawei founder says U.S. underestimates company

May 21, 2019 - 11:39 AM

'Huawei's 5G will absolutely not be affected. In terms of 5G technologies, others won't be able to catch up with Huawei in two or three years,' Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei says

HUAWEI'S FOUNDER. 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. delays Huawei ban for 90 days

May 21, 2019 - 10:37 AM

A Commerce Department filing says the 90-day delay does not change the ban imposed by President Donald Trump on national security grounds, an action with major implications for US and Chinese technology firms

HUAWEI BAN DELAYED. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announces new criminal charges against  Huawei with (L-R) acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray at the Department of Justice January 28, 2019 in Washington, DC. File photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. tech firms to take hit from Huawei sanctions

May 21, 2019 - 9:26 AM

Analysts say the ban is likely to accelerate efforts by Huawei and other Chinese firms to develop their own sources of microprocessors and other components

Google versus Huawei hits millions of smartphone users

May 20, 2019 - 8:14 PM

Here's what the US trade ban and Google's subsequent rescinding of Huawei's Android license will mean for hundreds of millions of smartphone users who own a Huawei device

GOOGLE VS HUAWEI. File photo of Google logo bu Josh Edelson/AFP. File photo of Huawei logo by Pau Barrena/AFP

Chipmakers follow Google's lead in Huawei ban

May 20, 2019 - 7:31 PM

From Intel to Qualcomm, a number of chipmakers from the US, as well as some from Europe, are refraining from supplying Huawei until further notice

PLDT, Globe say Huawei will keep its devices updated despite trade ban

May 20, 2019 - 6:16 PM

(UPDATED) PLDT says current products 'will continue to function normally' on the PLDT-Smart network, while Globe says the current situation 'will not impact its network services'

HUAWEI IN THE PHILIPPINE SCENE. In this file photo taken on April 29, 2019 A picture shows the Huawei logo and signage at their main UK offices in Reading, west of London, on April 29, 2019. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Google suspends Huawei’s Android license – report

May 20, 2019 - 8:15 AM

(UPDATED) Future Huawei devices will reportedly lose access to Google Play Store, YouTube, Gmail, Chrome and other Google services

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Huawei will not bow to U.S. pressure – founder

May 19, 2019 - 11:55 PM

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei says the company will continue to develop its own components to reduce its dependence on outside suppliers

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

China warns U.S. against trade harm over Huawei ban

May 16, 2019 - 9:04 PM

The spat over Huawei adds to the uncertainty over efforts to revive a deal that would end a bruising US-China trade war after the two sides exchanged fire with tariff hikes in recent days

HUAWEI BAN. In this file photo taken on April 29, 2019 A picture shows the Huawei logo and signage at their main UK offices in Reading, west of London, on April 29, 2019. File Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP