Institute lifts editorial restrictions on Huawei employees

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) announced on Sunday 2 June that it had lifted restrictions on employees of Huawei and its affiliates to edit and peer-review IEEE's research papers, reports Xinhua.

The move came after the New York-based international technical organisation recently decided to bar Huawei staff from participating in the research paper peer-review process because of the United Sates Department of Commerce's export control restrictions on Huawei.

The IEEE's initial restrictive approach triggered extensive criticism from the international research community. The China Computer Federation said on 30 May that it would suspend cooperation with the IEEE's publications division. In the new statement, the IEEE said employees of Huawei and its affiliates may participate as peer reviewers and editors in its publication process as it has received the requested clarification from the Department of Commerce on the application of the export control restrictions to the IEEE's publication activities.
Full report on the Xinhua site