In the wake of a latest Huawei ban by Trump administration aimed at barring it from purchasing supplies from US suppliers, some of the world’s big technology companies had ordered their employees not to talk about technology standards or technologies with their Chinese counterparts, people familiar with the subject-matter had revealed on Monday, the 10th of June 2019.
In point of fact, latest restriction on employees regarding Huawei meddling came forth a day after Chinese government had summoned foreign tech titans likes of Facebook and Google to caution them not to comply with US ban on the world’s No.
1 telco gear maker, Huawei Technologies corp. Besides, Beijing had also added that complying with US ban would have further consequences. None the less, as of Monday (June 10th), mobile research firm InterDigital Wireless Inc.
alongside South Korea’s carrier LG Uplus and US-based chipmaker Qualcomm along with Intel Corp. had restricted employees from both formal and informal conversation with Huawei, sources said. Although, the US Commerce Department did not ask its tech giants to prevent contact with Huawei, following China’s summon up of global tech moguls and creating a list of foreign firms that it would likely to hit as an act of retaliation against Huawei ban, major US tech firms alongside its allies had asked its employees not to communicate with Huawei, adding further strains over the disdainful trade relationship between the world’s first- and second-largest economy.