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U.S. extends restrictions on Huawei, semiconductor industry concerned of loss

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On Monday, the U.S. government has denied extending the temporary general license for Huawei, which allowed the company to manage its existing customers in the country, and now this decision is likely to affect Huawei’s industry partners.

In addition, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Commerce informed that the U.S. will expand the reach of the restrictions on Huawei imposed in May 2020, which prohibited chipmakers such as TSMC from producing Kirin chipset for Huawei.

The U.S. Department of Commerce restricted access for Huawei and its 38 non-U.S. subsidiaries in 21 countries on the Entity List. This prohibits sales of items produced in the U.S. and abroad produced from the U.S. software or technology to the same degree as comparable U.S. chips.

Back in May 2019, Huawei added into the U.S. Entity List, which bars it from doing business with the U.S. companies or purchases any U.S. made technology.

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But the Entity List later failed to effect on the Chinese tech giant because it had started purchasing required components from alternative suppliers in the overseas markets. Therefore, the U.S. government decided to expand the reach of Entity List to foreign markets.

The U.S. alleges Huawei of being a national security threat and it’s under the control of the Chinese Communist Party. On the other hand, Huawei has repeatedly denied these false allegations.

“The Commerce Department also added 38 Huawei affiliates to its Entity List, which identifies foreign parties prohibited from receiving certain sensitive technologies and allowed Huawei’s Temporary General License (TGL) to expire. The United States has provided ample time for affected companies and persons – primarily Huawei customers – to identify and shift to other sources of equipment, software, and technology and wind-down their operations. Now that time is up.” said the U.S. State Department.

“Huawei and its foreign affiliates have extended their efforts to obtain advanced semiconductors developed or produced from U.S. software and technology in order to fulfill the policy objectives of the Chinese Communist Party,” said Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.

“As we have restricted its access to U.S. technology, Huawei and its affiliates have worked through third parties to harness U.S. technology in a manner that undermines U.S. national security and foreign policy interests. This multi-pronged action demonstrates our continuing commitment to impede Huawei’s ability to do so.”

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Meanwhile, the Semiconductor Industry Association expressed its concerns regarding this new action took by the U.S. government and its impact on the semiconductor industry inside and outside of the U.S., reports Reuters.

“These broad restrictions on commercial chip sales will bring significant disruption to the U.S. semiconductor industry. We are surprised and concerned by the administration’s sudden shift from its prior support of a more narrow approach intended to achieve stated national security goals while limiting harm to U.S. companies.”

Surely, Huawei is being suppressed by the U.S. government but the consequences of this new restriction and business loss of Huawei will also reflect on its partners that earn big revenues by doing business with the Chinese tech giant.

Currently, Huawei has not responded or commented on this matter but we’ll keep you posted when it does.

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Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.

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A bunch of new features under testing for Petal Search app

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Petal Search is a Huawei Search Engine and an important app that doesn’t only come with a powerful combination of services but also a whole new range of features directly on your device. Search and download, simple as that. However, Huawei continues to improve this app and planning to bring more features to make it more competitive.

According to our information, Huawei has begun testing a bunch of new features for the Petal Search app and it’s associated with version number 11.0.9.300. This version brings improvements for Petal Go, Newsfeed, travel optimizations, nearby search, and add other options.

Here are the latest features that come with Petal Search 11.0.9.300

  1. Petal Go-Follow your favorite teams and leagues straight from Petal Go.
  2. Petal Go-Tell us how we’re doing-you can now rate the responses you receive from your smart assistant.
  3. Petal Go-New fun and games-just think of a celebrity or character, and Petal Go will guess who it is.
  4. News Feed-Find coverage of more events in the Sports section, and check lottery results in the Finance section.
  5. News-Further customize your app by adding, removing, and rearranging news categories.
  6. News Feed-An improved Ul design makes cards appear neat er and more consistent.
  7. Travel-An improved home screen makes it easier to find hotels and flights. You’ll also find new images of popular cities, sights, and destinations.
  8. Follow EXPO 2020 and find out everything you need to know about tickets, pavilions, souvenirs, and more.
  9. Nearby-Find out what’s happening in your area with updates on local events, festivals, and more.
  10. Image searches have been improved with a new launch screen featuring trending content and recommendations.
  11. You can now remove icons from the app’s home screen by touching and holding them. 12. A new sharing option allows you to quickly share files with nearby devices.

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Rollout Awaited:

These features are currently under testing and may take some time to complete the testing schedule followed by the stable rollout.

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Over 2 million consumers visited Huawei store on the return of Meng Wanzhou

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On September 25, Huawei‘s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Meng Wanzhou finally landed in China. However, there is a report that over 2 million consumers across the country jumped into Huawei’s Tmall store to buy Huawei products to support Huawei.

May consumers left a message to the consumer service at the Huawei store for Meng when placing an order: “Welcome Meng Wanzhoud home, Huawei, come on!” Thereafter, Huawei has been trending on the hot search tab.

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Huawei Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Meng Wanzhou is finally landed in China, carried on a Chinese government chartered plane at an airport in Shenzhen after 1028 of detention in Canada.

Huawei CFO landed in China since her arrest at Vancouver Airport in Canada. A Chinese statement media reported that Meng Wanzhou will have also to take pandemic prevention requirements and participate in a 14+7 day quarantine.

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Huawei Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Meng Wanzhou has finally landed in China, carried on a Chinese government-chartered plane at an airport in Shenzhen after 1028 of detention in Canada. A Chinese ambassador and Huawei staff welcome the CFO back to her homeland.

This isn’t a simple welcome, it was made heroic by the Airport’s tower management and announced on the radio a message for Ms. Meng:

“The motherland will always be your strongest support. Ms. Meng Wanzhou welcomes you back!”

This is the first time when Huawei CFO landed in China since her arrest at Vancouver Airport in Canada. A Chinese statement media reported that Meng Wanzhou will have also to take pandemic prevention requirements and participate in a 14+7 day quarantine.

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China’s foreign ministry statement:

“Facts have already fully proved that this is an incident of political persecution against Chinese citizens, with the purpose of suppressing China’s high-tech enterprises. The accusation of Ms. Meng Wanzhou’s so-called “fraud” is purely fabricated. The actions of the United States and Canada are typical arbitrary detentions.” said China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying.

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Meng’s speech:

The story continues as meng also delivered a returning keynote on her return after a long time to the people. She said the long wait in an overseas country is full of struggle and suffering. On the other hand, now the temperature of her hometown is making her unspeakable.

“Motherland i am back” said Meng

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Background story:

On December 1, 2028, Canadian police detained Huawei CFO while she was transiting at an airport in Vancouver, Canada. Subsequently, the Canadian Ministry of Justice held a press conference to announce the news of Meng Wanzhou’s arrest.

In March 2019, Canada approved Meng Wanzhou’s extradition order to the United States. Since then, Huawei has sued the Canadian government for the arrest of Meng Wanzhou.

On May 27, 2020, the Supreme Court of British Columbia ruled that the Meng Wanzhou case met the double criminality principle of extradition requirements and decided not to release.

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On August 18, 2021, the trial of Meng Wanzhou’s extradition case in the British Columbia High Court was all concluded, and the judge did not immediately announce the verdict. The judge decided to hold a meeting on October 21 and agreed to announce the date of the verdict.

On September 25, 2021, after a deal with the U.S. regarding the latest settlement on the case, Meng Wanzhou left Canada on a chartered plane by the Chinese government and reached her homeland.

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