Technology Report: US plans to allow some technology sales to Huawei
Huawei technicians may have helped African governments spy on opponents
An investigation by The Washington Post claims Huawei technicians helped African governments spy on domestic political opponents. According to the report, Huawei employees helped authorities in Uganda intercept encrypted messages and allowed police in Zambia to locate opposition bloggers. Such claims could validate the Trump administration's concerns about the use of Huawei technology in the US, but Huawei told The Washington Post it has "never been engaged in 'hacking' activities.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration plans to issue licenses to U.S. companies to supply "nonsensitive goods" to Chinese tech giant Huawei, The New York Times reported, in a move that might help to cool tensions ahead of trade talks.
President Donald Trump gave approval last week to begin issuing licenses, the Times said Wednesday. It cited unidentified people familiar with the matter and gave no indication what technologies might be covered.
The Latest: Trump doesn't respond to Huawei coercion claims
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on accusations by Chinese technology company Huawei that U.S. authorities tried to coerce employees to gather information about the firm (all times local): 2 a.m. U.S. President Donald Trump has declined to directly address allegations by Chinese technology company Huawei accusing American authorities of trying to coerce employees to gather information on the company and of trying to break into its information systems. Trump on Wednesday called the issue a national security concern when asked about the allegations by a reporter and labeled Huawei "a big concern of our military, of our intelligence agencies.
Sanctions announced in May require U.S. vendors to obtain government permission for sales of processor chips and other technology to Huawei Technologies Ltd., one of the biggest makers of smartphones and network switching equipment.
Huawei, China's first global technology brand, has said loss of access to American components and support for technology such as Google music, maps and other services threaten its smartphone sales. American suppliers of processor chips and other technology say they stand to lose billions of dollars in revenue.
The report comes as U.S. and Chinese negotiators were due to meet Thursday in Washington for a 13th round of talks aimed at ending a tariff war over Beijing's trade surplus and technology ambitions.
The White House has postponed enforcement of the sanctions, but Huawei's founder has said he expects them to go ahead. U.S. officials have said Washington would allow sales to Huawei of technology that is available from other sources.
In spite of Washington's sanctions, Huawei sells more smartphones than ever .
In the third quarter of 2019, some 387 million smartphones were sold worldwide, according to research published by Gartner. In the third quarter, Samsung sold a little more than 79 million smartphones worldwide, which amounts to 5.7 million more than in the third quarter of 2018. In spite of the diplomatic problems that are preventing it from selling new Android products, Huawei is doing well and has confirmed its second-place position in the market. The Chinese company was the only top-5 ranked manufacturer to report a double-digit increase in sales (26%) in a slightly slowing market.
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