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Huawei blasts latest US crackdown as bid for tech ‘supremacy’

TAIPEI — China’s Huawei Technologies on Monday said new U.S. export control rules will have a “huge impact” on its business and blasted Washington’s crackdown on the company as an attempt to ensure American tech supremacy.

“I realized that the U.S. has taken technological leadership as the foundation of their supremacy,” Huawei Rotating Chairman Guo Ping said in his first public comments since the new rules were announced. “Any other countries or companies with more advanced technologies may put U.S. supremacy at risk. Unfortunately, Huawei is taking the lead in the [internet and communication technology] sector, which is also growing

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Huawei blasts new US crackdown as bid for tech ‘supremacy’

TAIPEI — China’s Huawei Technologies on Monday said new U.S. export controls rules will have a “huge impact” on its business and blasted Washington’s crackdown on the company as an attempt to ensure America’s own tech supremacy.

In his first public comments since the new rules were announced, Huawei Rotating Chairman Guo Ping said, “I realized that the U.S. has taken technological leadership as the foundation of their supremacy. Any other countries or companies with more advanced technologies may put U.S. supremacy at risk. Unfortunately, Huawei is taking the lead in the [internet and communication technology] sector, which is also

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Taiwan drops bid for seat at key WHO meeting, blames China

TOKYO — Taiwan on Monday dropped its bid for observer status at a meeting of World Health Organization’s decision-making body, saying the institution yielded to pressure from China in not inviting the island to attend.

Foreign Minister Joseph Wu told reporters that countries want to use the shortened two-day online meeting to concentrate on containing the pandemic, and suggested that the proposal for Taiwan to join be taken up later this year.

“After careful deliberation, we have accepted the suggestion from our allies and like-minded nations to wait until the resumed session before further promoting our bid,” Wu said.

“The

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China says Taiwan will fail in bid to attend key WHO meeting

BEIJING (Reuters) — Taiwan will fail in its bid to take part in a key meeting of the World Health Organization (WHO) amid efforts to rein in the coronavirus as its efforts are not based on health concerns but politics, China said on Friday.

Self-ruled Taiwan has been lobbying to attend, as an observer, the May 18-19 gathering of the WHO’s decision-making body, the World Health Assembly (WHA), and has won high-level support from the United States and several of its allies, including Japan.

China, under its “one China” policy, considers Taiwan a breakaway province ineligible for state-to-state relations or

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