Huawei to move US research centre to Canada due to sanctions

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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?
 

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Fuck off... Commie scum.

Why not go to Russia instead? Putin is a friend of theirs, doing all sorts of big projects with them. And, surely they would be more at home in a similar shithole dictatorship as their China???
 

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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?
If Huawei doesn't allow us that backdoor then they aren't playing ball.
 

johnflesh

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Fuck off... Commie scum.

Why not go to Russia instead? Putin is a friend of theirs, doing all sorts of big projects with them. And, surely they would be more at home in a similar shithole dictatorship as their China???
Because Putin feels the same way as the US does. That foreign governments that are tied to their tech industry is a threat.
 
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Because Putin feels the same way as the US does. That foreign governments that are tied to their tech industry is a threat.
True: Putin signs law making Russian apps mandatory on smartphones, computers

And yet:
 
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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?
Only in Canada can someone that is arrested and detained think," what a nice place and people. We should move our research centre to Canada." You can't make this shit up !

Yeah the sanctions don't seem to be having the desired effect on the company.

In November, Huawei started selling a folding smartphone, the Mate X, made without U.S.-supplied processor chips or Google apps. The company also has unveiled its own smartphone operating system it says can replace Google's Android if necessary.
 
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Only in Canada can someone that is arrested and detained think," what a nice place and people. We should move our research centre to Canada." You can't make this shit up !

Yeah the sanctions don't seem to be having the desired effect on the company.

In November, Huawei started selling a folding smartphone, the Mate X, made without U.S.-supplied processor chips or Google apps. The company also has unveiled its own smartphone operating system it says can replace Google's Android if necessary.
Comparatively Huawei products are cheap and weak in power. Unsurprisingly they (their phones) have a low rating among westerners and a high rating in China. They do well on mobile review videos though.
 

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True: Putin signs law making Russian apps mandatory on smartphones, computers

And yet:
Cornering or owning the AI market will not be a shared venture between nations. I can guarantee you that. This sounds more like keeping your enemies closer kind of thinking.
Currently energy is one of the largest markets globally, but eventually AI will take that spot.