Germany ‘considers ban on Huawei’ amid global backlash

Image copyright Getty Images Germany is considering ways to block Huawei from its next generation mobile phone network, according to reports. Berlin is exploring stricter security requirements which may prevent Huawei products being used in its 5G network. Many countries have pushed against the involvement of the Chinese technology firm in their 5G networks over…

US ‘probes Huawei for trade secret theft’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Huawei is one of the world’s biggest smartphone-makers The US is reportedly investigating Huawei for “stealing trade secrets” from American business partners in the latest action against the Chinese technology giant. The criminal inquiry was first reported by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). It comes as the Trump administration is…

China’s Huawei reportedly targeted by US criminal probe

Investigators are looking into whether the firm stole trade secrets from US business partners, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday, citing unnamed sources. The Journal reported that the probe was spurred in part by civil litigation between Huawei, which makes phones and other telecom equipment, and T-Mobile. T-Mobile (TMUS) had accused Huawei of stealing information…

Huawei founder breaks silence to deny spy claims

Ren Zhengfei also praised President Donald Trump as a “great president,” shrugging off allegations by Washington that Huawei is a threat to US national security. Speaking to foreign media for the first time in three years, Ren, 74, said he loved China and supported the Communist Party but had never been asked to share “improper…

Brexit, Huawei, Gay Penguins: Your Wednesday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. Britain awaits the results of a critical Brexit vote, President Trump’s attorney general nominee testifies in Congress and gay penguins in Sydney learn to co-parent. Here’s the latest: Crucial Brexit vote gets underway The British Parliament is about to start voting on Prime…

President Trump, Belt and Road, Huawei: Your Monday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. President Trump’s impending political war, China’s aggressive ambitions in Africa, and Nissan’s unexpected popularity in Britain. Here’s the latest: Perils mount for the Trump presidency. The shift of power in Congress and news reports are combining to confront President Trump with the prospect…

Huawei Fires Employee Arrested in Poland on Spying Charges

BEIJING — The Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has fired an employee who was arrested in Poland on charges of spying for the Chinese government, saying in a statement on Saturday that the worker had brought “disrepute” to the company. Huawei said that the alleged actions that the employee, Wang Weijing, was accused of had nothing…

Poland arrests Huawei executive on spying charges

Poland’s counterintelligence service confirmed on Friday that a Chinese citizen suspected of spying had been arrested. Polish state media identified the suspect as Huawei’s sales director in the country. China’s embassy in Poland named him as Weijing Wang. Huawei is a Chinese telecommunications company that is viewed by US government officials as a national security…

Poland Arrests 2, Including Huawei Employee, Accused of Spying for China

The Polish authorities have arrested a Chinese employee of Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications giant, and a Polish national, and charged them with spying for the Chinese government, officials said on Friday, amid a push by the United States and its allies to restrict the use of Chinese technology based on espionage fears. The Huawei employee…

Huawei staff punished after official tweet posted ‘via iPhone’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Chinese companies have been encouraging the use of Huawei products Two Huawei employees who sent a message from the Chinese telecom firm’s Twitter account using an iPhone device have been punished, a memo says. The tweet, posted on New Year’s Day, wished followers a “Happy #2019” while displaying “via Twitter…