trade tensions and the global technology industry

A lecture on Huawei’s experiences as the target of an assasination campaign against its corporate reputation by the US national security state

This is a lecture I delivered a few times, namely in Jakarta at the Financial Club in January 2020, as well as at Melbourne University in February 2020, and then again at the University of Adelaide in November 2020.

It nicely sums up some of my experiences at Huawei over the previous five years responding to the almost daily barage of new attacks emanating from the Trump administration.

It looks at the history of the U.S. technology industry and how closely entwined the country’s technological leadership has become with its military superiority, which goes a long way to explaining U.S. reactions to the notion that Chinese technology companies might one day become global leaders themselves, as Huawei has increasingly started to do.