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China's Huawei soft power push raises hard questions

Feb. 13, 2019 1:28 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's national game — brought to you by China's Huawei. As a nasty diplomatic feud deepens between the two countries over the tech company, involving arrests and execution orders, it hasn't gone unnoticed that Huawei's bright red fan-shaped logo is plastered prominently on the set...

Timeline: The China-US-Canada battle over Huawei

Jan. 29, 2019 11:29 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The United States has brought charges against Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies and one of its top executives in a case that has shaken China's relations with the U.S. and Canada. A look at how events have unfolded over the past two months: Dec. 1: Canada arrests Huawei Chief Financial...

China-US row over tech giant Huawei overshadows trade talks

Jan. 29, 2019 5:19 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. criminal charges against Chinese electronics giant Huawei have sparked a fresh round of trans-Pacific recriminations, with Beijing demanding Tuesday that Washington back off what it called an "unreasonable crackdown" on the maker of smartphones and telecom gear. China's foreign ministry...

Huawei announces 5G smartphone based on own technology

Jan. 24, 2019 6:06 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese tech giant Huawei announced plans Wednesday for a next-generation smartphone that will use its own technology instead of U.S. components, maneuvering to gain a competitive edge and sidestep complaints it is a security risk. The leading supplier of network switching gear for phone...

Canadian ambassador: Huawei exec could avoid US extradition

Jan. 23, 2019 8:56 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's ambassador to China said he thinks a top Chinese executive has a strong case to avoid extradition to the United States and said he hopes she will be released soon in remarks one of his predecessors called "mind-boggling." Ambassador John McCallum told Chinese language media in...

China demands US drop Huawei extradition request with Canada

Jan. 22, 2019 7:35 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday demanded the U.S. drop a request that Canada extradite a top executive of the tech giant Huawei, shifting blame to Washington in a case that has severely damaged Beijing's relations with Ottawa. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Meng Wanzhou's case was out of...

Oxford suspends research funding from China's Huawei

Jan. 18, 2019 6:15 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Oxford University says it is suspending research grants and funding donations from Huawei amid growing security concerns about the Chinese telecom giant. It's another setback for Huawei's image in Europe, an important market for the company, which has been effectively blocked in the U.S. over...

Huawei founder says company would not share user secrets

Jan. 15, 2019 10:44 PM EST

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — The founder of China's Huawei, the world's biggest supplier of network gear to phone and internet companies, says his company would not share secrets about its customers and their communication networks. Ren Zhengfei spoke in a rare meeting with foreign reporters as Huawei...

China criticizes Trudeau comments on death penalty case

Jan. 15, 2019 3:39 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China expressed its "strong dissatisfaction" with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday over his criticism of a death sentence given to a Canadian accused of drug smuggling at a retrial that followed a chilling of relations over the arrest of a senior Chinese technology...

Poland: Huawei exec, Polish security expert spied for China

Jan. 11, 2019 8:38 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland has arrested a director at the Chinese tech giant Huawei and one of its own former cybersecurity experts and charged them with spying for China, authorities said Friday. The development comes as the U.S. is exerting pressure on its allies not to use Huawei, the world's biggest...