Huawei, under investigation, could face a U.S. export ban

Huawei, under investigation, could face a U.S. export ban
Earlier this year, Chinese phone manufacturer ZTE was hit with a U.S. export ban that prevented it from receiving key hardware and software needed to build smartphones. The U.S. Commerce Department placed the ban on ZTE after the company failed to comply with punishments that it agreed to follow. And the whole affair was related to the company's decision to ignore U.S. sanctions against Iran and North Korea by doing business with the two countries.

And now it is Huawei's turn on the hot seat. According to a report published Friday, Huawei has been under investigation since 2016 for ignoring U.S. sanctions on sales to certain countries. This investigation explains why Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou is being held in Canada, facing extradition to the U.S. Meng, the daughter of Huawei's founder, allegedly was caught plotting to use the global banking system to help the company do business with Iran.

Huawei could face a U.S. export ban of its own. Unlike ZTE, however, the company designs its own chipsets, which are manufactured by TSMC. While Huawei has denied that it is working on its own Android alternative, rumors of a KirinOS date back to 2015.

The U.S. government has been warning allies not to use Huawei products, including networking equipment for the build out of 5G networks. Earlier this year, the U.S. government quietly told AT&T and Verizon not to do business with Huawei, killing the plans both carriers had to carry the Huawei Mate 10 Pro. Even without being allowed to sell its phones through the four major U.S. carriers, Huawei has become the second largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. It also is among the top global providers of networking equipment.

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68 Comments

1. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Don't let China spy on you, that's America's job.

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 22035; Member since: May 28, 2014

For real. Anyone that thinks the U.S. isn’t spying on its own citizens and on other countries, including its allies, is fooling themselves. They are as shady as they come.

4. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Ironically, it wasn't long ago that Snowden released thousands of documents that shows the NSA wiretapping tens of millions of US citizens, EU officials, all embassies in the US, even their closest allies.

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 22035; Member since: May 28, 2014

Exactly. But so many U.S. supporters seem to forget this fact or choose to live in denial of it.

31. Venom

Posts: 3541; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Huawei apologists trying to get a free pass for Huawei.

36. meanestgenius

Posts: 22035; Member since: May 28, 2014

Coming from a known Huawei hater that hates on them simply because I favor them, and a Google and Apple apologist, that's hilarious, mxyzptlk.

58. Venom

Posts: 3541; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Or maybe because they have poor quality products? Everything isn't about you. Now give your next response a thumbs up from your other accounts.

64. meanestgenius

Posts: 22035; Member since: May 28, 2014

Or maybe they don't and you're just harping on a 3 year old phone, as their current products are far superior. Everything isn't about me, but you make it so by attacking OEM's that I favor trying to get at me. You do it because it's because of me that you're on your 10th account, mxyzptlk.

51. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I'ts not that they forget it, just that everyone is spying so who gives a f**k.

52. meanestgenius

Posts: 22035; Member since: May 28, 2014

Then why are they complaining about Huawei doing it if that's the case?

53. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

They must have f**ked up and got caught and I didn't mean through phones,was referring to the snowden stuff.

54. meanestgenius

Posts: 22035; Member since: May 28, 2014

Who must have fcked up gotten caught? Huawei? China? Where is the fcking proof? I’m only using the F-Bomb since you seem so fond of it.

55. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

hahaha, they probably have proof but that proof is likely from spying themselves so they can't use it lol.

56. meanestgenius

Posts: 22035; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao!

57. Venom

Posts: 3541; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Well you definitely did for one.

65. meanestgenius

Posts: 22035; Member since: May 28, 2014

Mind your business and stay in a child's place.

42. Shubham412302

Posts: 578; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

You forgot Wannacry was the result of NSA spying.

7. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Oh totally agree. I laugh at people that think they don't.

10. AbhiD

Posts: 801; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Yup, that completely justifies China compromising security of govts around the world! Because US is doing it too. You see, fanboyism is a disease. And Huawei fans are no less. I would rather give my data to a company based in democratic nation rather than foxy communist country who are worse.

11. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I'm not defending Huawei you numbnut, I'm just pointing out at the hypocrisy of the US government and how they're acting like they're against spying. On the other hand, and speaking about fanboys, I have seen you doing your best in every comment of yours, trying to clear OnePlus's name when speaking about Chinese companies and spying ;)

12. Venom

Posts: 3541; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

That definitely spoke the truth. Unfortunately, the Huawei apologists are going to find some way to twist it and think of excuses to defend them. I always had some suspicion that Huawei was shady.

14. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Like literally, no one is saying that Huawei aren't shady, it's just we find it ironic that the US is complaining about spying. It's like the Kardashians complaining about another chick getting famous because of a sex tape.

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 22035; Member since: May 28, 2014

Exactly. Couldn't have said it better. But Huawei haters are going to deflect from that point, like you see happening now.

17. Venom

Posts: 3541; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I'm not denying that the US isn't shady at times, which I'm not going to get into a political debate about, but comparing the US to China is laughable. At least here in the US you don't have to worry about a communist regime or some of the shady things that goes on in China. You have some people who say "couldn't have said it better" because they couldn't have said anything because they were too busy riding coattails like you see happening right now.

27. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

No one is talking about human rights in here, we are simply discussing the topic of spying. But since you want to go there, why are America's biggest allies in the Middle East are one of the biggest oppressors on this planet? I'm talking about Saudi Arabia, and I'm asking that as a muslim sunni! I know why, because the US government gives zero Fs about human rights, as long as there is oil and money. And funny how the country that invades other countries to "spread democracy", have the worst election laws amongst 1st world countries, where voter suppression against minorities is the norm? And I won't even talk about the tens of millions of civilians the US have murdered because of their oil wars, oops, I meant while they were spreading their democracy. Just like spying, the US should be ashamed to even talk about human rights.

33. Venom

Posts: 3541; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I just said shady things lol, but here you go making it a political thing now. You are just grasping at straws now. I told you once before that I wasn't going to get into a political war of words, but if your point is that I think the US is innocent, then you are mistaken. It's not perfect, but at least I can wake up every day knowing that I have rights, freedom, and liberty something that I wouldn't have in a Sharia law state. But don't let the facts get in the way of a good story.

39. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Funny how you drop that sharia law remark after you knew I am a muslim lol Jokes on you budd, this remark only shows how brainwashed you're. Not every Muslim country lives under strict laws, you'll only find that in backwards countries like SA, Iran, Afghanistan, countries that interprets religion to match their backwards cultures. But back to your point, I am no where on earth arguing that the US isn't a much better place to live in than China, it's still one the best places on this planet, I've been there 3 times in the past 4 years, and a lot more trips to come. But the point we were arguing here is about the government, you're approving them going after the Chinese, and I'm arguing that they're in no position to do that, because they themselves are notorious for spying on everyone. Now, if a country like Canada were to go after the Chinese, I wouldn't argue that one bit. To wrap things up: 1- The Chinese are sneaky devils, but the Americans aren't angels either, and I'm talking about government officials in here. 2- Huawei might very well be spying on us, at the end of the day they have deep connections with the government there. 3- I'm not defending them in regards to them spying, I'm just pointing out the irony of the US going after them for this. 4- Trust me, I change phone brands more than anyone can think, DJ has bunch of pictures of the gadgets I usually get, so I could care less about Huawei's sales, decline, or whether they get prosecuted, I only care about their product. I don't like Apple, but I still bought myself couple of iPads in the past 3 years, and my wife's gift in Vegas was the iPhone X. Just because I love a product, doesn't mean I care about the company that's behind that product, just keep this in mind. Lastly, I apologize if sometimes I come out as a jerk(or like someone used to call me, majerk), but those would never be my intentions. I'll leave it here and I'll definitely see you on another post. Enjoy the rest of your day and weekend budd.

61. Venom

Posts: 3541; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Call it coincidental timing. That's why I said the US isn't innocent itself, but if you aren't trying to keep Intel on other countries, then something is wrong. I'm not advocating that it's right or wrong because it definitely is a murky subject. 1. I definitely agree. We have a few snakes in the pond in the American government. 2. I think that's probably the scary part. What's to stop the government from influencing them? 3. For the record, I think the whole Snowden thing was from the last administration. 4. Same here. I've probably jumped from more devices than I could probably name. I'm not too fond of Apple, but I would still use the iPad and the iPhone 8 Plus along with the Apple Watch, but that's as far as I go. Same thing with Lenovo. I despise them for what they did to Motorola, but I still do use their products even if they aren't the same Motorola they once were. I don't think you came across as a jerk although. Far more competent than the guy above. That being said, I'll leave it here as well. My weekend was enjoyable, thanks anyway.

67. meanestgenius

Posts: 22035; Member since: May 28, 2014

You definitely didn't come off as a jerk. You were far more respectful and competent than the guy above.

43. Nokfan1603

Posts: 58; Member since: Mar 13, 2013

I say that Huawei is not shady. They are accused of having broken American sanctions against Iran, according to American law, not international nor Chinese law and until now there is not even any proof. Only Americans believe that the whole world has to behave according to their wishes.

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