US Wages Wide-Ranging Campaign to Block Huawei
Tuesday, 19 March 2019 17:47 WIB | GLOBAL |Global

Over the past several weeks, the U.S. government has launched a seemingly unprecedented campaign to block the Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies from competing in the global rollout of next-generation 5G mobile networking technology, claiming that the company is effectively an arm of the Chinese intelligence services.

In an effort that has included top-level officials from the departments of State, Justice, Defense, Homeland Security, and Commerce, as well as the president himself, the Trump administration has taken steps to curtail Huawei™s ability to operate within the U.S. It has also mounted an extraordinary effort to convince U.S. allies to bar the firm from operating on their soil.

Huawei has long been viewed with suspicion and distrust in many corners of the global economy. The company has a documented history of industrial espionage, and its competitiveness on the global stage has been boosted by massive subsidies from the government in Beijing. Still, the scope of the U.S. government™s current offensive against the company is remarkable.

œHuawei has been accused of many things for a very long time. This is nothing new. What is unique is the extent of the pressure campaign, said Michael Murphree, assistant professor of International Business at the University of South Carolina™s Darla Moore School of Business. œIn the grand scheme of international technology competition, this is certainly a very strong effort against a specific firm.

Source : VOA

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