Reeling from the ongoing trade war between the United States and China, the Chinese technology giant Huawei, has found another dilemma: How to pursue internal communication with his own US employees? At present, the company has commissioned its Chinese staff to hold technical meetings with their US contacts and sent home the US workers stationed in research and development functions at the Shenzhen headquarters.
Dang Wenshuan, Huai's chief strategic architect, told Financial Times that the company also has limited general communications between its Chinese and US workers. The move comes as the Chinese technology giant scrambles to adhere to the creepy laws after its weeks of long tensions with the US government sees no sign of decision in the near future.
The Chinese giant also controls the topics of interactions workers in its campus have with overseas visitors. The talks cannot touch on issues related to technology, the FT report said. Dang said the company was just trying to make sure it was on the right side of the law.
It is unclear exactly how export control could give rise to interference with internal communication within an organization. Huawei could use this clip as a negotiating chip that shows the US that its own citizens are being hit by its policies. A Huawei spokesman declined to comment on TechCrunch queries.
Earlier this month, Huawei and 68 subsidiaries were put on a "unit list" by the US Commerce Department over national security issues, forcing US companies to approve government before conducting business with the Chinese giant. Subsequently, a number of companies, including chipmakers, Google and Microsoft, made significant changes to their business agreements with Huawei.
In recent weeks, several Huawei leaders have talked about the importance of the US government order to its business. Meanwhile, the company has also explored ways to combat the order. Earlier this week, Huawei made a legitimate effort to challenge the United States ban on its equipment and called it "unconstitutional."
At stake, the future is one of the largest providers of smartphones and networking equipment. A significant part of the company's business comes from outside China. For smartphones, one of its core businesses, the company says it is already working on an operating system that does not rely on US-based technologies. But there is no evidence yet of how ̵
Earlier this month, the US government offered some relief to Huawei by providing a temporary general export license for 90 days, enabling businesses such as Google continues to provide critical support to the Chinese company for three months.