China vows to ‘firmly defend’ companies after Huawei hit with US charges

China has called on Washington to “stop the unreasonable crackdown” on Huawei after the United States stepped up pressure on the tech giant by indicting it on charges of stealing technology and violating sanctions on Iran. Beijing will “firmly defend” its companies, a foreign ministry statement said. It gave no indication whether Beijing might retaliate…

Protesters gather against Google’s ‘Project Dragonfly’ Chinese search engine

Protesters gathered outside the offices of Google in London on Friday to demonstrate against its controversial Project Dragonfly, a censored search engine for China. A group of activists turned up to the demonstration at midday, demanding the company scraps the alleged plans over concerns about freedom of speech and internet security. In August last year,…

Defence Secretary has ‘grave’ concerns over Chinese telecom giant Huawei

The Defence Secretary has said he has “very deep concerns” about Chinese technology firm Huawei being involved in upgrading the UK’s mobile network. Gavin Williamson’s comments came after some of the UK’s closest allies banned or restricted the use of the firm’s network products because of security concerns. Australia, New Zealand and the US have…