MIT severs links with Huawei, ZTE due to US investigations

CNET | 4/4/2019 | Sean Keane
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MIT is cutting ties with Huawei and ZTE.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on Wednesday joined other colleges in cutting ties with China's Huawei and ZTE while the government investigates them.

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Maria Zuber, vice president for research at Cambridge, Massachusetts, college, revealed the decision in a letter outlining its new review process for "elevated-risk" international projects.

"MIT is not accepting new engagements or renewing existing ones with Huawei and ZTE or their respective subsidiaries due to federal investigations regarding violations of sanction restrictions," she wrote. "The Institute will revisit collaborations with these entities as circumstances dictate."

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The letter also notes that collaborations with China, Russia and Saudi Arabia -- countries that have strained relationships with the US -- would be subject to additional review.

Both ZTE and Huawei have been subject to US scrutiny for working with the Chinese government and potentially using...
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