Huawei to shift research from hostile U.S. to Canada: founder

Katie Ramirez
December 5, 2019

Chinese telecommunications company Huawei will move its research and development center in the United States to Canada, as the firm faces a blacklist imposed by Washington.

Huawei also plans to shift research to Canada from the United States, the Globe and Mail reported, citing an interview with Ren.

Huawei Technologies the No. 2 global smartphone brand and the biggest maker of network gear for phone carriers. Huawei has also been managing the loss of access to US tech components and software after being placed on an American blacklist.

Ren gave no details but Huawei confirmed in June it had cut 600 jobs at its Silicon Valley research center in Santa Clara, California, leaving about 250 employees.

A leading specialist in China-Canada business ties is suggesting Huawei's decision to relocate its research from the Canada bodes well for broader ties between the two countries.

Chinese tech giant Huawei's reputation has been repeatedly attacked by the United States and others over allegations of Communist Party control.

By manufacturing 5G equipment outside China, "the cost may be a little higher, but we may be able to win more trust from Europe".

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According to the USA ban, we couldn't communicate with, call, email or contact our own employees in the United States.

Huawei has already added 300 employees in Canada this year, for a total of 1,200.

Among the critics of that response was Hu Xijin, the outspoken editorial of the Communist Party tabloid Global Times, who said Huawei's treating the incident as purely a legal affair and its refusal to apologize ignored the need to respond to public sentiment.

Commenting on her case, Mr Ren said that it is an example of "obvious political interference from the US".

The company also has funding commitments with several Canadian universities.

In May, Huawei was put on a trade blacklist by the USA over national security concerns.

Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei gestures as he attends a session of the World Economic Forum in January 2015, in Davos.

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