On Monday, Huawei CFO Cathy Meng talked to the press about various and sundry Huawei issues, including recent performance as well as some of the long-term global political issues that have made overseas markets challenging for the Chinese IT giant. For the record, I wasn’t present and did not read a transcript or anything, so [...]
When last we left Huawei, Chinese IT giant and wannabe North America player, it had run into a nasty reception at the U.S. House Intelligence Committee (yeah, I know, an oxymoron), which issued a report about Huawei, ZTE (another Chinese IT firm) and potential national security vulnerabilities. The conclusion was essentially “We don’t trust these [...]
From the Telegraph: Huawei’s UK arm paid more than £8,600 to send executives to a networking event at the Conservative Party conference, in the same week US politicians said its technology should be blacklisted from American government systems. The company also paid £10,000 to the Liberal Democrats to sponsor a reception at its conference in Brighton. [...]
Huawei’s media affairs chief talks about the company’s U.S. strategy, transparency and what lies ahead.
OK, I think we get the point. Yes, the U.S. government has recently been tough on Chinese investors.
Apparently the U.S. House of Representatives was not the only government body investigating Huawei.
Critics of the U.S. House Intelligence committee report on Huawei and ZTE fail to understand that this wasn’t about past bad acts but rather future “What If?” scenarios.
The Chairman of the U.S. House intelligence committee says that American companies should not do business with Huawei. Not cool.
ZTE thinks a rigorous testing regime should allay the fears of the U.S. government. Not going to happen, although I have no idea why.
Ouch. Not only has Huawei essentially been blacklisted in the U.S., but now its prospects in Canada are looking rather dim. Huawei has made a lot of headway in other parts of the world, but it was looking for significant growth in the west. With the U.S. off the table, and with the UK and [...]
Everyone seems to think that Huawei and ZTE assembled a crack team of U.S. experts to help them with the investigation. So where were they?
I may not like the report and what it represents in terms of U.S.-China relations, but neither do I detect the usual protectionism or China bashing.
Once the scope of the investigation was determined, there was simply no chance that this exercise was going to end well for Huawei and ZTE.
We’re just getting back from the week-long holiday over here, so not much in the way of important domestic news. Luckily for China watchers, the U.S. Congress has come to the rescue by issuing the eagerly anticipated report on Chinese telecom giants Huawei and ZTE. The report itself, which deals with the national security implications [...]
The U.S. government has a right to ask tough questions of foreign investors in the sensitive telecom sector, but this hearing was a waste of time.
U.S. China bashers have jumped the shark. This latest round of wingnuttery almost made me apoplectic.
According the the US Senate, Chinese telecom equipment and terminal manufacturer Huawei spent USD 820,000 on lobbying in the US in H1 2012, compared to USD 200,000 in 2011. Chinese telecom equipment and terminal manufacturer ZTE (0763.HK; 000063.SZ) has spent USD 80,000 on lobbying in the US in H1 2012, down from USD 100,000 in [...]
The U.S. Congress may finally try to get some concrete answers on Huawei’s ties to Beijing. Should be fun to watch either way.
China Mobile might be the next blip on the U.S. government’s cybersecurity radar.
Is this about national security, protectionism, or reciprocity? And what would this mean for domestic firms trying to expand overseas?