Tag: 5G (Wireless Communications)

Huawei Has a Plan to Help End Its War With Trump

After a week of interviews in Beijing, Shenzhen and Hong Kong, I’ve come away with some strong feelings about the United States-China trade dispute. There are two battlefronts: One is the negotiation to eliminate the barriers to American companies competing in China, and the other is what to do about Huawei, China’s enormous telecom networking […]

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U.S. Companies Working With Huawei Get More Time to Stop

WASHINGTON — The United States will allow American companies to continue doing business with Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications giant, for an additional 90 days, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Monday. The government’s reprieve is intended to give rural telecommunications companies in the United States more time to wean themselves off Huawei, which supplies many of […]

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How Trump and Xi Can Make America and China Poor Again

If you think that the United States-China trade dispute is going to be easily resolved, you’re not paying attention. It’s so much deeper than you think — and so much more dangerous. If President Trump and President Xi Jinping don’t find a way to defuse it soon, we’re going to get where we’re going — […]

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Apple Reports Declining Profits and Slowing Growth, Again

Apple has long performed like clockwork, growing steadily and producing an ever-growing stream of profit. Not anymore. On Tuesday, the Silicon Valley behemoth said that its net income had fallen nearly 13 percent and that its revenue growth had slowed to 1 percent in the latest quarter, with iPhone sales continuing to decline and gains […]

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T-Mobile and Sprint Are Merging. What Does That Mean for You?

It’s finally happening: T-Mobile and Sprint, the No. 3 and No. 4 American phone carriers, are uniting. The carriers, which trail AT&T and Verizon in size, have been angling to combine for a long time. On Friday, the Department of Justice approved the deal, after the Federal Communications Commission had also signaled that the union […]

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Is Huawei a Security Threat? Vietnam Isn’t Taking Any Chances

HANOI, Vietnam — The battle for technological dominance between the United States and China is splitting the world in two, though not always along the lines you might expect. American allies such as Britain and Germany have signaled that they are unlikely to back Washington’s effort to stop countries from working with the Chinese technology […]

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The 5G Health Hazard That Isn’t

In 2000, the Broward County Public Schools in Florida received an alarming report. Like many affluent school districts at the time, Broward was considering laptops and wireless networks for its classrooms and 250,000 students. Were there any health risks to worry about? The district asked Bill P. Curry, a consultant and physicist, to study the […]

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What Trump’s Huawei Reversal Means for the Future of 5G

In an impromptu question-and-answer session late last month at the White House, President Trump was asked about the nation’s efforts to block Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications company, from doing business in the United States and with our allies around the globe. “Huawei is something that is very dangerous,” Mr. Trump said. Then, almost in the […]

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The U.S. and China Are Talking Trade Again. But They’re Still Far Apart.

WASHINGTON — A day after agreeing to resume trade talks with China, President Trump and his top advisers said no timeline existed for reaching a deal and suggested that the two sides remained as far apart as they were when talks broke up in May. The comments came as the administration continued to ease restrictions […]

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U.S. Versus China: A New Era of Great Power Competition, but Without Boundaries

WASHINGTON — When President Trump meets President Xi Jinping of China this week to discuss contentious trade issues, they will face each other in another nation that was once the United States’ main commercial rival, seen as a threat to American dominance. But the competition between the United States and Japan, which hosts the Group […]

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The Land Where the Internet Ends

GREEN BANK, W.Va. — A few weeks ago, I drove down a back road in West Virginia and into a parallel reality. Sometime after I passed Spruce Mountain, my phone lost service — and I knew it would remain comatose for the next few days. When I spun the dial on the car radio, static […]

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Huawei Chief Predicts Sales Will Flatline After Trump Crackdown

SHANGHAI — The chief executive of Huawei, the Chinese technology giant, said on Monday that he expected the company’s annual revenue to slip this year to about $100 billion as the Trump administration’s crackdown on the firm takes a bite out of its business. Huawei earned more than $105 billion in sales last year, helped […]

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Trump Administration Plans to Sell More Than $2 Billion of Arms to Taiwan

PARIS — The Trump administration is proposing to sell more than $2 billion worth of tanks and other military equipment to Taiwan, American officials said on Thursday. The sale would add to tensions between the United States and China, which are already clashing over trade, communications technology and a military buildup in the Pacific region. […]

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The U.S. and Chinese Presidents Should Go on a Weekend Retreat

If I had one wish it would be that the leaders and trade negotiators of the U.S. and China would go on a weekend retreat together — I’d suggest Singapore — with a facilitator — I’d suggest Singapore’s prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong — with no press or tweeting allowed and try to work out […]

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Trump Wants to Wall Off Huawei, but the Digital World Bridles at Barriers

President Trump has finally succeeded in building his wall: not the one he keeps demanding on the southwestern border, but a far more complex barrier meant to block China’s national telecommunications champion, Huawei, from operating in the United States and starve it of American technology as it builds networks around the globe. After a flurry […]

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