Huawei orders employees to cancel meetings with US contacts
00:20, Saturday, 01 June, 2019
Huawei has ordered its employees to cancel technical meetings with US contacts and repatriated Americans working at its Shenzhen headquarters, as tensions rise between the Chinese telecoms group and the US government. Dang Wenshuan, Huawei’s chief strategy architect, said American citizens working in research and development at Huawei’s headquarters were sent back to the US two weeks ago, after the Trump administration blacklisted the Chinese group and 68 affiliates. A workshop that was under way at the time of the announcement was hastily disbanded, and American delegates were asked to remove their laptops, isolate their networks and leave the Huawei premises. “We don’t know what will happen . . . We don’t know the boundary of the law, we have to be whiter than white,” Mr Dang told the Financial Times in a recent interview.