US Blocks Chinese Companies Over Xinjiang Human Rights Abuses

On October 8, the U.S. Commerce Department Bureau of Industry and Security imposed export controls on 28 Chinese entities due to their alleged involvement in anti-minority human rights abuses taking place in Xinjiang, a nominally autonomous region of China. The entities are comprised of 20 local government entities, as well as eight companies: Dahua Technology, Hikvision, IFLYTEK, Megvii Technology, Sense Time, Xiamen Meiya Pico Information ...

Prague Faces Threats from Beijing After Ending Sister City Agreement

On October 4, the municipal government of Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, said it would end its sister city agreement with Beijing after its counterparts refused to enter into a negotiation on the deletion of a clause affirming Prague’s recognition of the one-China policy.  Prague Mayor Zdenek Hrib said the political nature of the clause was inappropriate because the sister-city agreement was a “cultural arrangement.” While the ...

Huawei Deepens R&D, Training Presence in Europe Following US Job Cuts

In recent days, Huawei has made a pair of steps to deepen its research and training capacity in European markets.  On September 18, Huawei announced it would open a research and development center in Vienna, Austria.  According to company statements, this adds to a total of 26 existing R&D labs across 14 European countries staffed by approximately 2000 employees.  In addition, on September 21, it was reported that Huawe ...