Amid tighter U.S. government pressure on Huawei, more American universities announced they’re ending research relationships.
The University of California, Berkeley, announced it ended all new research collaboration with Huawei, the South China Morning Post reported. That comes as many other U.S. universities have announced similar moves, including Stanford.
Huawei has built deep ties to American academics, as The Information reported earlier, providing funding for basic research in places including UCLA. That money which was once warmly accepted has now become an unpleasant source of controversy amid the arrest of a senior Huawei executive in Canada.
The U.S. government says Huawei could be used for spying by the Chinese government, while at the same time, competitors have accused the Chinese telecommunications giant of stealing their intellectual property.
Huawei hotly denies all accusations.