U.S. grants Intel Corp licenses to supply select products to Huawei

In a statement Intel’s spokesman said, it has received licenses from U.S. authorities to continue supplying certain products to Huawei Technologies.

The development comes at a time when U.S.-China relations have come under pressure with many intelligence agencies across the Western world saying China’s Huawei is a national security threat, especially after Beijing passed its 2017 National Intelligence Law, through which China can compel any citizen or entity to spy on its behalf.

The United States has been at the forefront of efforts to restrict Huawei from collecting vital intelligence and has imposed new curbs that bar U.S. companies from transacting with Huawei, unless they have special permission to do so.

Earlier this week, China’s state-backed China Securities Journal stated, Intel had received permission to supply Huawei.

Founded in 1987 by a former engineer from China’s People’s Liberation Army, Huawei has routinely denied any allegations of spying for China. The company has made surprisingly rapid advances in the telecom industry and was dominating the 5G space.

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