- Aug 2018
The founder of Huawei says the Chinese tech giant is moving its U.S. research centre to Canada due to American sanctions on the company.
In an interview with the Globe and Mail, Ren Zhengfei said the move was necessary because Huawei would be blocked from interacting with U.S. employees.
Not official. Just a statement from the owner.
The US argument here will be that China's government and industry are inseparable. So allowing Huawei to operate freely is giving China access to national infrastructure and technology.
Which is true.
But as the Snowden releases showed, the US also uses tech companies to spy on its closest allies. And the private companies are happily complicit.
So.... Might as well take the jobs, I guess?