Wednesday, 26 January, 2022

Topic: Huawei

Chinese spies accused of using Huawei in secret Australia telecom hack

In 2012, Australian officials informed US that they had detected a sophisticated intrusion into the country’s telecommunications systems. This was done using Huawei.

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou’s return makes Chinese realise ‘US imperialism is a paper tiger’

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou was detained by Canada in 2018 at US’ extradition request over alleged violation of Iran sanctions. But was it a prisoner swap deal with China?

Why Lithuania is urging its citizens to throw away their Chinese Xiaomi & Huawei phones

A report by Lithuania's defence ministry noted that a censorship feature in Xiaomi's Mi 10T can be switched on remotely while a security flaw was flagged in a Huawei phone.

Huawei CFO makes another push against US extradition as China raises pressure on Canada

Lawyers for Meng Wanzhou, who was arrested in Vancouver at US's request, argue that allowing her to face fraud charges in New York would encourage improper demands by US.

Chinese firms left out of 5G trials in India but Modi govt played fair. Here’s how

Estimates suggest that eliminating the use of telecom equipment from China could increase procurement costs of service providers by up to 20 per cent.

US to revoke licenses of Huawei suppliers in yet another China blow as Trumps exits office

The latest move is probably Trump’s last strike to weaken the Chinese telecommunications giant & puts the spotlight on how Biden administration will approach US-China relationship.

Huawei CFO’s life on bail in Canada – private dining, jet charter, shopping at boutiques

Meng Wanzhou is currently allowed to roam around Vancouver in the company of court-appointed security guards during the day and is confined to house arrest at night.

Are we independent of Chinese govt? Huawei wants views of Indians in ‘reputation survey’

Huawei, accused of links to Chinese govt and facing curbs in countries over national security concerns, appears to be seeking to gauge people's perception of it through the survey.

US in talks to resolve criminal charges against Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou

The Trump administration’s moves against Huawei — particularly the arrest of Meng Wanzhou — have added to the rising tensions between the US and China.

Here’s a list of 31 Chinese firms named in US investment ban

While these companies remain the focus of concern in the market, they represent just a fraction of the many Chinese firms targeted by the Trump administration.

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Dear Oxfam, stop looking for inequality in India, go back to distributing blankets

Oxfam India's 2022 report titled makes sweeping recommendations to fight 'extreme inequality', including reintroducing a ‘wealth tax’. Oxfam, leave economics alone.
Bottles of sunflower oil at a plant in Alekseyevka, Russia | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

India to look at Brazil, Russia for sunflower oil as invasion threat looms over Ukraine

Ukraine is India's biggest supplier of sunflower oil. Any escalation in Russia-Ukraine tension is likely to hit edible oil prices in the country as 70% of its requirement is imported.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.