The U.S. tech firms are preparing to meet the White House officials to allow supplying parts for Huawei smartphones and laptops, saying that such sales won’t hurt US national security.
The US tech companies are asking the Trump administration to allow sales of chips and other parts for Huawei smartphones and laptops even if the White House is intent on continuing to block exports of supplies Huawei uses to manufacture 5G wireless equipment, reported WashingtonPost.
This subject is scheduled to be discussed on Monday at the White House, where suppliers will meet Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow. The meeting will be joined by companies including Qualcomm, Intel, and Google to talk with Kudlow and other administration officials, and U.S President may also join the meeting for a briefing.
The companies are also asking to relax the anti-Huawei rules that now restricts them from participating alongside Huawei in the global standards-setting bodies, which establish technical rules that underpin global networks.
But for there’s no confirmation whether the Trump Administration will accept the request of these firms, pointed peoples related to the matter, saying that the administration’s officials are in a split decision on whether to ease ban on Huawei, and some of them are willing to keep the company in the blacklist.
Back in May Huawei was placed in U.S. trade blacklist, which bars the company from purchasing US technologies. Later on, the US provided a 90 days reprieve to manage its existing customers in the country that’ll end on August 19.
On June 29 in Japan, Trump announced ease in restriction for Huawei to resume purchasing US technologies. Following this announcement, Kudlow says the US will only allow sales to Huawei of widely available good and not the sensitives ones.
Recently, Commerce department secretary Wilbur Ross said the agency would issue additional licenses to allow company’s seeking to sell goods to Huawei but the Chinese company would still remain in the blacklist.
The US has accused Huawei that the company is working with the Chinese government and stealing data with its network types of equipment, which the Huawei has repeatedly denied and says its equipment are safe to use.
Huawei released ‘MeeTime Space’ feature
The smartphone-maker Huawei offers a bunch of system apps for its devices including MeeTime. This is one of the most popular applications among them. It has a bunch of exciting features with HarmonyOS capabilities that made the video calling more fun.
Meanwhile, the Chinese phone maker continuously improving this app and provide more features. In the latest edition, it has released the latest 188.8.131.526 version update for Huawei MeeTime users that has brought a new feature called “MeeTime Space”.
Now, it’s time to explore this new feature-
New Huawei MeeTime Space Feature:
After installing the 184.108.40.2066 update users can spot this new feature on their respective devices. It will allow them to share mood dynamics with their associates. It’s a similar feature the can be found on WeChat Moments.
At the same time, users can also build exclusive group spaces gathering at one place with the allies who have the same kinds of things to share with you.
About Huawei MeeTime:
Huawei’s MeeTime is a video calling application that comes pre-installed on Huawei devices in the supported regions. It supports HD voice and video calls on various screen sizes that include smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, and smart screens.
In addition, it offers a bunch of handy features such as call diversion, lo-light enhancement, beauty mode, screen sharing, and 360-degree background switching, and more. However, it’s only active in few counties at present, but the company will add support for the remaining regions soon.
Huawei strengthens cooperation with Indonesia cyber security
Huawei is deepening its collaboration with Indonesia cyber security and provide its knowledge and resources to empower local security arrangements. On 28th September, Huawei Indonesia, BSSN (National Cyber Security Agency), and IT Del Information Technology Institute carried out the signing ceremony in Jakarta.
Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, CEO of Huawei Indonesia Mr. Chen Min, President of Huawei Asia Pacific Liu Hongyun, and Minister of Indonesian Maritime Affairs and Investment Coordination Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan marked the collaboration agreement.
Since 2019, the Chinese giant and Indonesian cyber security have jointly conducted a number of activities including training, web seminars, and some collective project. To date, more than 7,000 employees of government and civil sectors have attended and receive benefits from it.
During the signing ceremony, Indonesian Minister emphasizes that Huawei’s powerful and advanced technologies are quite popular in the country. Simultaneously, it’s working to contribute to the country’s digital infrastructure, and talents to welcome the green and smart future.
On the other hand, Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei deems that Indonesia has a great potential for promoting “intelligentization” in everyday operations. Furthermore, the 5G, AI, wireless, and radar technologies are applicable in filed such as coal mines to higher safety standards. Moreover, the Chinese tech firm acknowledges the country’s long-term support for the team.
About Huawei Indonesia Branch:
Huawei took 21 years in reaching from five employees to 2000 plus in Indonesia. At present, 90% of its employees are Indonesian which is the main reason behind its popularity in the country. The company has opened an “I Do” project series focused on different aspects. It mainly includes,
- Society Welfare Project- I Do Care
- Public-Private Project- I Do Collaborate
- Digital Talent Project- I Do Contribute
- AI Technology Project– I Do Create
In particular, the I Do Contribute project aims to refine about 100,000 local digital talents by 2025. It’ll empower and made a solid framework for Indonesia in terms of skills, talents, and resources in advanced ICT technologies.
French Mathematician Laurent Lafforgue joins Huawei team
Laurent Lafforgue, a famous French mathematician and winner of the mathematics Fields Medal has joined the Huawei team, making it stronger in terms of research. In recent years, Lafforgue’s work on topos theory has led him to develop a collaboration with the research teams of Huawei France.
Discussions between Lafforgue and Huawei researchers, which began in 2017, first led to a two-year project, focused on topos theory and funded by Huawei, and then, in 2019, to the creation of the Huawei Chair in algebraic geometry at IHES, of which Professor Lafforgue was the first holder.
IHES reports, as of September 1, 2021, Laurent Lafforgue joined Huawei France to continue this work further in conjunction with the company’s research teams with whom he has worked so far.
About Laurent Lafforgue:
Laurent Lafforgue is a French mathematician who is known for making contributions to Langlands Conjectures. He received the Fields Medal in 2002 at the 24th International Congress of Mathematicians in Beijing and Clay Research Award in 2000 at Paris Millennium Meeting.
Huawei not only respects talents but also welcomes them for polishing their skills to jointly bring more convenience for the people. The company has always invested in scientific research and development of which is also counted first among the Chinese firms.
In this line, China has published the top 500 research and development Chinese companies that invest the most in research and development. Huawei is the first ranked research and development investor with an R&D investment of 141.893 billion yuan for 2020.
(Via – IHES)