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IEEE lifts restriction on Huawei employees

Zhu Shenshen
Employees of Huawei Technologies have been restored their rights at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Zhu Shenshen

Employees of Huawei Technologies have been restored their rights at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, one of the world’s biggest technical professional organizations, including the right to review and edit publications, according to an IEEE statement on Monday.

Huawei employees have had their access to IEEE publications curtailed since US government applied export controls and restrictions to Huawei and its 68 affiliates on May 16. 

“Based on new information (and clarification), employees of Huawei and its affiliates may participate as peer reviewers and editors in our publication process,” IEEE said .

The polemical IEEE restriction decision was widely debated in the industry.

The organization made “unnecessary links between academia and politics,” according to an open letter issued by 10 Chinese industry organizations covering electronics, communications and automotive industries.

The IEEE has more than 420,000 members, more than 50 percent of whom are from outside the United States, according to its website.


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