Huawei Cleared by US to Buy Chips for Automotive Business

The US has cleared the way for Huawei to purchase chips for its auto component business, giving the company a bit of a reprieve.

WeChat Halts New Subscriptions

Popular chat and social media app WeChat, known as Weixin in China, has announced it is suspending new subscriptions as it deploys a security upgrade.

AG Wants to Strengthen Policies for Obtaining Lawmaker Data

US Attorney General Merrick Garland wants to strengthen policies for obtaining lawmaker data and has vowed swift action regarding recent revelations.

TikTok and WeChat In the Clear as Biden Reverses Trump’s Ban Attempts

TikTok and WeChat’s battle to avoid being sold is finally over, as President Biden has signed an executive order undoing the previous administration’s attempt to ban them.

Xiaomi Removed From US Blacklist

The Department of Defense (DOD) is removing Chinese firm Xiaomi from a blacklist preventing it from operating in the US.

Biden Administration Tightens the Screws on Huawei

Any hopes Huawei had of the Biden administration easing up on restrictions were dashed, as the new administration is doubling down.

Huawei May Be Pivoting to Electric Vehicles

After suffering devastating losses as a result of US sanctions, Huawei may be preparing to pivot to electric vehicles.

Huawei Will Cut Smartphone Shipments by More Than 60% in 2021

Huawei has informed suppliers that it will cut smartphone shipments by at least 60% in 2021.

Biden Administration Reviewing WeChat Ban

The Biden administration is reviewing an attempted ban of WeChat, amid a broader review of the previous administration’s actions against Chinese platforms.

Xiaomi Sues US Government In Effort to Overturn Ban

Xiaomi is suing the US Treasury Department and the Department of Defense in an effort to overturn a Trump administration ban.