Top universities shun cash from Huawei under Trump pressure

Top United States universities are shunning research money from Huawei Technologies Co amid pressure from Congress and the Trump administration to limit dealings with the Chinese telecommunications equipment maker over national security concerns, writes Todd Shields for Bloomberg.

Princeton University, Stanford University, Ohio State University and the University of California at Berkeley all say they are cutting or reducing ties to Huawei. The company gave US$10.6 million in gifts and contracts to nine US universities for technology and communications programmes from 2012 to 2018, according to the Education Department.

The university retreats show how pressure surrounding Huawei is quietly affecting research institutions, even as US authorities mount an aggressive public campaign for companies and European allies to avoid doing business with the company. Federal prosecutors indicted the company in January on charges of trade-secret theft, and its chief financial officer was arrested in Canada on US accusations of busting sanctions placed on Iran.
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