The United States is currently the world leader in technological innovation, but it faces a challenger in China. It is responding by adopting measures the authors term “shielding, stifling and spurring,” such as the new export controls on Huawei.
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I don’t disagree with much that Alexei Bulazel, Sophia d’Antoine, Perri Adams and Dave Aitel wrote on Huawei and risk mitigation, and endorse almost all of their argument.
The discussion over Huawei must examine not simply whether China would use this technology maliciously, but the specific threats that Huawei equipment could pose and the extent to which these threats can be mitigated.
Lawfare’s biweekly roundup of U.S.-China technology policy news.
Chinese telecom giant Huawei has sued the U.S. for what it calls an unconstitutional government-wide ban on its products.
Is Huawei a ‘Foreign Power’ or an ‘Agent of a Foreign Power’ Under FISA? Insights From the Sanctions Case
A surprise Justice Department filing in a case charging Huawei with bank fraud and sanctions avoidance provides a rare glimpse into the larger question of Huawei’s relationship to China’s intelligence services.
In a letter released Wednesday, six former combatant commanders and intelligence chiefs outlined “grave concerns” about risks posed by Chinese-developed 5G networks, including espionage, constraints on U.S. military operations, and threats to democracy and human rights. The letter is available here and below.
It’s worth inserting some technical realities into the debate over whether the United States and its allies should or shouldn’t allow acquisition of Huawei 5G technology for use in communications infrastructure.
Huawei has filed suit against the United States, alleging that provisions of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act restricting use of Huawei equipment and services by government agencies and contractors constitute an unconstitutional bill of attainder against the company. The lawsuit comes after high-profile indictments of the company and its Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou in recent weeks.
Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou’s legal battle in Canada will now be contested in two proceedings, both probing controversial areas of Canadian law: extradition law and constitutional rights at the border.