Lame PR, Government Bans, Now Manufacturers Move To Nobble Huawei
As Australian Spin doctors for Huawei keep rolling out lame PR campaigns. that no one is taking notice of, suppliers are now starting to cut off components to the Chinese Company who has links to the Chinese Government and are banned by the Australian Government.
The Australian Financial Review said recently that ‘Huawei Australia should get some type of prize for misplaced political optimism” after it was revealed that from mid next month, it is starting a series of town hall meetings to “let ordinary Australians make up their own minds” .
According to Huawei, it will also use its sponsorship of the Canberra Raiders NRL team to help publicise the “Let’s Talk Huawei” theme to encourage greater understanding of the company who has just lost another Court case in the USA.
Major suppliers to brands such as Apple and Qualcomm are now cutting their relationship with Huawei. Google did it last year by denying the Chinese Company access to their Android OS and popular apps.
According to Digitimes, TSMC has begun reducing its supply of processors to Huawei.
TSMC is a leading manufacturer of chips for multiple devices including PC’s and smartphones.
TSMC has been able to curtail supply by referring to the US Governments Foreign Direct Product Rule which governs products made by foreign companies using American technology.
The Taiwanese semiconductor company is reported to use American technology for its chip production and will, therefore, require a license from the US to be able to supply Huawei.
The rule applies to any company that uses American technology, and it is claimed that no Chinese company, that Huawei may decide to contract its chip manufacture to if it ditches TSMC, uses Chinese-only technology.
Overnight a federal judge in Texas dismissed a lawsuit filed by Huawei Technologies challenging a 2018 U.S. law that stopped federal agencies from doing business with the Chinese company.
In the ruling Judge Amos Mazzant of the U.S. District Court in East Texas, said Congress had the power to ban federal agencies from buying products from Huawei. The U.S. contends the telecommunications-equipment maker could be used by Beijing for espionage, a claim Huawei has repeatedly denied.
“Contracting with the federal government is a privilege, not a constitutionally guaranteed right—at least not as far as this court is aware,” the judge said in his 57-page ruling.
Huawei said it was disappointed with the ruling and would consider further legal options.
Huawei’s lawsuit, filed in March, challenged the constitutionality of parts of the National Defence Authorization Act, an annual law that authorizes billions of dollars in military spending and blocked federal dollars from going to Huawei and its Chinese rival, ZTE a supplier to Telstra.
Huawei’s team of U.S. lawyers have fought against the law for nearly a year, arguing in court that Congress illegally deprived the Chinese telecom giant of its rights by blocking it from bidding on government and private contracts.
China’s ambassador to Australia decries the Huawei ban as another example of Australia’s “discrimination” which is damaging mutual trust.
Overnight the Chinese Government threw out three Wall Street Journalists after the Chinese took exception to stories written in the leading financial newspaper.