From tariffs and levies to the Huawei ban, the global tech industry is at the center of an escalating cold war between the US and China. This clash affects giant tech companies with global supply chains, like Apple, Intel and Qualcomm. And Chinese tech giants like Huawei that want to do business with US companies. Among the causes for the standoff are accusations of unfair trade practices, economic espionage and military links. It’s involved everyone from government officials and tech execs to ordinary consumers. Business Insider has covered all of the drama, and we’ve pulled together all our latest reporting on the key areas of conflict in this trans-Pacific showdown. Here’s everything you need to know.
Google Android and the Huawei ban 3 tech execs who tried to create new smartphone and PC operating systems explain why Huawei’s plan to build an Android replacement will be almost impossible A Wall Street firm figured out how much money Google will sacrifice by cutting off Huawei A longtime industry expert explains why Trump’s attack on Huawei could end up hurting Google and other US tech giants Huawei developed a ‘plan B’ operating system for smartphones in case it was banned by the US government from using Google products. Here’s what we know about it so far. Google has more control over Android than we realize, and right now, companies like Huawei have no other choice but to accept that Huawei and 5G Huawei slams Trump’s ‘unreasonable’ ban, saying that the move will only harm US interests in its own 5G rollout President Trump’s national emergency likely won’t stop you from buying a Huawei phone, much less an iPhone. Here’s what it means for you. Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei says the company is ‘fully prepared’ for a conflict with the US Everything you need to know about Huawei, the Chinese tech giant accused of spying that the US just banned from doing business in America Trump is being mocked on Chinese social media for giving Huawei free publicity Here’s why it’s so hard to buy Huawei devices in the US
Apple and China Chinese patriotism will halve Apple’s sales in China, analysts warn Trump’s Huawei ban could spark a tit-for-tat fight with Beijing that puts Apple in the crossfire Trump’s Huawei ban may have dire implications for Apple — but investors shouldn’t ‘jump to conclusions’ just yet, analyst says Wall Street is worried that the US-China trade war could drive up iPhone prices, which is the last thing Apple needs right now Huawei, the Chinese tech giant embroiled in controversy, just overtook Apple to become the second-largest smartphone maker
Artificial Intelligence, chips and enterprise software As a tech Cold War looms, this veteran Silicon Valley patent attorney says that China’s push to win the AI processor market is a serious threat to American tech Trump’s blacklist of Huawei has serious implications for Red Hat, Oracle, VMware, and other huge US software companies We spent a day with China’s rock star of AI, whose new book says China’s machine learning superiority will subjugate Americans to ‘technological colonization’ Google’s former China boss says the search company won’t stand a chance against today’s Chinese ‘gladiator’ entrepreneurs
Spies, surveillance, trade secrets, and arrests The US just warned that drones made in China could be used as a way to spy, but not in the way you think The founder of Chinese tech giant Huawei reportedly expects his daughter, Huawei’s CFO, to go to jail, but he’s ‘not worried about her future’ ‘My inner self has never felt so colorful and vast’: Huawei’s CFO wrote a heartfelt email to staff in a show of defiance to the US Explosive report claims Europe’s biggest phone company found ‘backdoors’ in Huawei equipment Huawei’s CFO was carrying a whole bunch of Apple products when she was arrested Huawei’s security boss says the company would sooner ‘shut down’ than spy for China Huawei is accused of attempting to copycat a T-Mobile robot, and the charges read like a comical spy movie Join the conversation about this story »
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