Huawei Is Being Treated as a Terrorist Organization

A publisher of 200 science journals bans Huawei employees from reviewing papers

Edito’s note: It is one thing for the US executive government to make it illegal for its citizens to import Huawei products to the US. But to place it on the Entity List and threaten severe penalties on its citizens for any kind of ties to Huawei whatsover was truly a punch below the belt.

From being thrown out of the SD, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth standards associations (since reinstated) to being banned from scientific journals…you’d think we’re talking about Hezbollah and not a firm making consumer products.

Of course if you actually are a real terrorist you have a decent chance of backing by the US government — as long as you have the same enemies.

A major scientific society has banned employees of Huawei, the Chinese communications giant, from reviewing submissions to its journals because of U.S. government sanctions against the company.

The New York City–based Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) told editors of its roughly 200 journals yesterday that it feared “severe legal implications” from continuing to use Huawei scientists as reviewers in vetting technical papers. They can continue to serve on IEEE editorial boards, according to the memo, but “cannot handle any papers” until the sanctions are lifted.

On 15 May, the U.S. Department of Commerce added Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and its affiliates to a list of companies for which a license is required before U.S. technology can be sold or transferred. The department can refuse to grant such a license, issued by the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), if it deems that any sales or transfers would harm U.S. national security interests. [Licenses are reviewed under a presumption of denial.] U.S. officials have alleged that the Chinese government could use equipment manufactured by Huawei, which is a global supplier of cell phones and wireless data networks, to spy on users or disrupt critical infrastructure.

Huawei scientists can continue to engage in a range of society activities, explains a 22 May IEEE statement to members. They can attend IEEE-sponsored conferences and make presentations, submit articles to IEEE journals, and participate in leadership and governance bodies to which they belong.

What they can’t do as an employee of a company on the BIS entity list is be given access to the type of technical information that would be part of a research article. Specifically, IEEE says they “cannot receive or access materials submitted by other persons until after IEE has accepted the material for publication.” At that point, Huawei scientists “may act as editor or peer reviewer for that material.”

The IEEE ban has sparked outrage among Chinese scientists on social media. “I joined IEEE as a Ph.D. student because it is recognized as an International academic platform in electronics engineering,” wrote Haixia (Alice) Zhang of Peking University in Beijing in a letter to IEEE leadership. “But this message is challenging my professional integrity. I have decided to quit the editorial boards [of two IEEE journals] until it restores our common professional integrity.”

Source: Science

  1. Mary E says

    Well I guess it’s time for China to discontinue selling the US the rare earth they have been shipping over for many years….bye bye F-35’s!! Just turn the tables on the US and they will see that they are on the losing end of most deals, negotiated or not….as they should be… the bullies have no clout!

  2. JustPassingThrough says

    IEEE and the u.s. lose another round.
    what a backward country this has turned out to be.

    1. Mary E says

      You are just noticing this?! Better late than never…yes, the US is going back in time as the world is now seeing… outdated and inefficient…losers!

      1. JustPassingThrough says

        been noticing this for many, many years now.
        seems to be accelerating.

        also been personally noticing how people in other lands are noticing it more and more.

        so much promise, so much opportunity, squandered.

  3. JHK says

    The only terrorist organization is zionato.

    Even AlQaeda is being treated unfairly actually. But one day Russia China Iran and Turkey and Hezbollah and AlQaeda will become victorious, InShahAllah(swt).

  4. Vish says

    Not to worry, the IEEE will likely publish articles written by America’s beloved jihadists and moderate head-choppers that the USA has been arming and sponsoring in its terror war against Syria!

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