Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Huawei Under Threat From US Due to its Rapid Global Expansion: Chinese Media

Huawei – The Chinese technology company is being purposely stifled by the US Government and restrict its global expansion with the arrest of a top executive, Chinese state media said on Friday.

Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, the 46-year-old daughter of the company’s founder, was detained in Canada on Dec. 1, the same day U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping dined together at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires.

Trump did not know about plans to arrest a top executive at the Chinese telecoms giant in Canada, two U.S. officials said on Thursday, in an apparent attempt to stop the incident from impeding crucial trade talks with Beijing.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also sought to distance himself from the arrest, saying the decision was made “without any political involvement or interference”. China has demanded Meng’s immediate release and complained neither Canada nor the United States have given a reason for the arrest.

The official China Daily said in an editorial there was still “no telling” on what grounds Meng had been detained and that it seemed to be part of U.S. plans to pressure its allies not to use Huawei goods.

“But one thing that is undoubtedly true and proven is the U.S. is trying to do whatever it can to contain Huawei’s expansion in the world simply because the company is the point man for China’s competitive technology companies,” it said.

“What is badly needed for the development of China-U.S. ties is political trust. Yet Washington, in persuading and pressuring its allies to shun cooperation with Huawei, has helped erode that political trust,” the English-language paper said.

Influential tabloid the Global Times, published by the ruling Communist Party’s People’s Daily, said the United States was “resorting to a despicable rogue’s approach as it cannot stop Huawei’s 5G advance in the market”.

The United States was abusing “legal procedure to stifle Huawei”, it said.

“Despite incomplete information about the incident, the U.S. move obviously goes against the consensus reached between the heads of state of China and the U.S. in Argentina,” the paper wrote.

“The incident shows that China faces a complicated competition with the U.S. Beijing needs determination and wisdom to safeguard its own interests,” it said.

Featured

Pakistani Anchor Grilled Over Pro-India Comments; Pak Celebrities Come To The Rescue

Pakistani TV presenter Iqrar ul Hassan Syed, who hosts the popular show, 'Sar-e-Aam', on ARY News, has come under fire for hailing India as...

Battle of Kashmiri Queens: Queen Didda To Take On The Last Hindu Queen Of Kashmir Kota Rani In The Clash Of Bollywood

As Bollywood plans to make biopics on two female rulers of Kashmir -- Queen ‘Didda’ and the last Hindu queen, ‘Kota Rani’ -- nobody...

UN Under Fire For Leaking Info On Uighur, Tibetan & Hong-Kong Activists To China

The UN Human Rights Office is under fire for sharing the names of Chinese government opponents, including Uighur activists, Tibetans and Hongkongers, who took...

Indian Air Force Bets Big On Russian Jets; Set To Acquire More MiG-29, Su-30 MKI Fighters – Reports

The Indian Air Force is set to procure 21 MiG-29s and 12 Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter jets from Russia. This development comes after the Indian...

UK, Germany, France Warn Iran Against Starting Work On Nuclear Program

Tensions between Iran and the EU nations including the UK, Germany and France have reached a fever pitch over Tehran’s decision to accelerate nuclear...