It is worth noting that the ongoing cold war between the United States and China recently caused the US to discontinue granting licenses for American companies to export most items to the Chinese tech giant.
Labeling Huawei as a threat to its national security, the decision was tied to President Joe Biden administration’s commitment to tighten its control on export from the US to its Asian counterpart China, as BBC reports.
Suspect cash-for-propaganda partnership
It has been uncovered that Huawei and the UK media publisher are involved in a “dubious new corporate partnership” that will see the Chinese tech giants finance some of the media house’s operations.
This “secretive” was revealed by the UK-based publication, The Spectator, in an article by its gossip columnist Steerpike claiming Huwaei was sanctioned by the US in 2019 and banned from the UK’s 5G network in 2020 due to security concerns.
According to Economic Times citing The Spectator, the agreement has aided the British media publisher to finance its overseas journalism and allegedly assisted the Chinese authorities in creating surveillance technology targeting the Uyghur minority population.
The British media outlet recently was embroiled in controversy following its documentary on the role of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the 2002 Godhrat riots.
No, we are funded by advertising
The UK media publisher, however, stated it is being funded through advertising which enables it to “invest in our world-class journalism and bring it to a global audience.”
China stealing natural resources from Balochistan
Previously, it was reported that China came under scrutiny as the Asian giant was accused of plundering Balochistan of its natural resources through its Belt and Road Initiative.
Balochistan, one of the four provinces and the largest province of Pakistan, is located in the southwestern region of the country.
China is said to be stealing from the treasure trove of Balochistan through China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and making it impoverished with a per capita GDP under USD 1,000.
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