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China as a ‘Cyber Great Power’: Beijing’s Two Voices in Telecommunications

By Rush Doshi, Emily de La Bruyère, Nathan Picarsic, and John Ferguson Download   Download the full report Download the handout EXECUTIVE SUMMARY External Chinese government and commercial messaging on information technology (IT) speaks in one voice. Domestically, one hears a different, second voice. The former stresses free markets, openness, collaboration, and interdependence, themes that suggest Huawei and other

Armed with Huawei Technology and Soft Loans, China Dominates Africa’s Surveillance Services

*As the spread of surveillance technology in Africa stirs security concerns The spread of surveillance technology in Africa without adequate checks and balances is reshaping the governance landscape while potentially enabling another tool of repression. By Bulelani Jili In 2019, Kampala police procured $126 million worth of closed circuit television camera (CCTV) surveillance technology from

Huawei Strengthens Its Hold on Africa Despite US-Led Boycott

Even as Europeans and Asians join Trump’s ban, the Chinese company continues to prosper from the continent’s move toward 5G. By Loni Prinsloo A Huawei store in Pretoria, South Africa. PHOTOGRAPHER: WALDO SWIEGERS/BLOOMBERG A year ago in June, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa got a letter that painted an alarming picture of his country’s economic prospects. The

5G: US Tightens Sanctions on Chinese Company, Huawei

Godsgift Onyedinefu The United States has further tightened measures to protect it's national security, citizens’ privacy, and the integrity of our 5G infrastructure from the influence of Chinese company, Huawei. The US on Monday enencated several measures aimed at further restricting Huawei's access to computer chips and other technologies and prohibited

China denounces U.S. ‘rumours’ about Huawei’s ties to Beijing

China on Friday denounced U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for fabricating rumours after he said that the chief executive of China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd lied about his company’s ties to the Beijing government. The U.S. placed Huawei on a trade blacklist recently, effectively banning U.S. firms from doing business

Britain ‘approves’ Huawei ‘non-core’ role in 5G network

Last month, Britain identified "significant technological issues" in Huawei's engineering processes that pose "new risks" for the nation's telecommunications British Prime Minister Theresa May has reportedly approved a limited role for China's Huawei to help build a 5G network in the UK, shrugging off security warnings from senior ministers and Washington