HuaweiÂ is the world’s No. 1 telecom supplier and No. 2 phone manufacturer, but it’s a pariah in countries like the US, to the point that the FBI reportedly set up a sting at CES 2019. Over the course of 2019, there’s been anÂ , with a number of countries banning the use of its networking equipment. And itsÂ Â despite its massive presence around the world.
Setting the tone for how the year has unfolded for Huawei, the US Justice Departmentpertaining to theft of intellectual property, obstruction of justice and fraud related to its alleged evasion of US sanctions against Iran.
Huawei has long denied any wrongdoing and continues to maintain its innocence. Â
The core issue with Huawei has been concerns about its coziness with the Chinese government and fears that its equipment could be used to spy on other countries and companies. It’s the reason why theÂ and why the company was added to the US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security Entity List in May, following an executive order from President Donald Trump effectively banning Huawei from US communications networks.Â
The US offered a temporary reprieve to companies, allowing them to work with Huawei until August. That reprieve was thenÂÂ to November.
It can be tough to keep pace with the sheer number of headlines, so here’s a timeline. We’ve put the 2019 events first, with 2018 events below that if you want to dive deeper.
Sept. 18:Â Huawei urges Australia to embrace Chinese products during its “explosion of innovation.”
Sept. 12: Huawei’s founder is ready toÂ with Linux preinstalled in China.Â to a Western buyer. Separately, Huawei is selling MateBook laptops
Sept. 10: Huaweiagainst the US government after its telecom equipment is returned.
Sept. 9: Microsoft President Brad Smith with fraud for allegedly taking a California company’s tech for Huawei’s benefit.to offer more evidence to back up its Huawei ban. Also, US prosecutors charge a Chinese professor
Sept. 8: Huawei’s Mate X foldable phonein October.
Sept. 6: Huaweiwith “new” P30 Pro, but only the colors are new. It also shows off theÂ that’ll power its Mate 30.
Sept. 3: Huawei accuses US ofto disrupt its business. It also intends toÂ Â despite the US trade ban.
Sept. 2: Huawei announces that the Mate 30 series.
Aug 27:Â US reportedlyfor Huawei licenses, but none have been issued yet. Also, new Huawei phones reportedly to use Android.
Aug. 23: Huawei reckons the US ban will sheds 100 Australian jobs after being banned from country’s 5G rollout., and
Aug. 22: Huawei says itto launch a Harmony-powered phone.Â
Aug. 19:Â US Commerce Departmentallowing companies to work with Huawei.
Aug. 18: Trump says hewith Huawei due to the “national security threat” it represents.
Aug. 16:Â Huawei’s founderthat UK “won’t say no to us” in its 5G rollout.
Aug. 15:Â Huaweiof its Mate X again, and might be working on .
Aug. 14: Huawei is apparentlywireless internet connectivity.
Aug. 13: India remains undecided on letting Huawei sell its 5G networking equipment in the country.
Aug. 9: Huawei unveils“Harmony,” while Trump says the US with Huawei.
Aug. 7: Trump administration say it’llÂfrom doing business with Huawei, and Republican senators over Huawei project.
Aug. 6: Huawei Twitter poll reveals its followers think it’s owned by the Chinese government, but people on Facebook disagree.
Aug. 4: Huawei will reportedly release ain late 2019.
July 31: Huawei beat iPhonein 2019’s second quarter, research firm said.
July 30: Huawei reportedÂ licenses allowing Huawei sales by next week.despite US ban, and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Trump administration could decide on
July 29: Huawei and Google were reportedlybefore ban.
July 26:Â Chinese authorities suspect FedEx illegally held back over 100 Huawei packages, report said.
July 25: Electronics company reportedly “seized” $100M of Huawei goods following US ban.
July 24:Â United Arab Emirates telecom says US ban on Huawei isn’t an issue for its 5G network.Â
July 23: Huawei lays offdue to blacklisting.
July 22:Â Leaked documents suggested that Huawei. Also, the White HouseÂ Â for a meeting where Trump reportedly said Huawei licensing deals
July 19:Â Huawei says Hongmeng OS.
July 16: Bipartisan group of senators introduces 5G legislation that would keep Huawei blacklisted.
July 15: Canada may wait until after October elections to decide on Huawei ban, while the US will reportedly let Huawei sell to companies within weeks. Also, Huawei reportedly at its US research labs.
July 9:Â US willto Huawei, but it remains blacklisted.
July 7:Â Huawei CEO says its HongMeng OS alternative, but needs its own app store.
July 4:Â US government tries to get Huawei lawsuit thrown out.
July 3: Huawei remains on Commerce Department’s blacklist despite Trump’s latest decision.
July 2:Â Huawei reportedlyin future phones.
July 1: Trump official says eased Huawei restrictions.
June 29: TrumpÂ decides to lift some restrictions on US companies selling to Huawei.
June 27: Huawei employees worked on, according to a report from Bloomberg.
June 25: US companies are reportedlyon sales to Huawei, while FedEx is over the diversion of Huawei packages.
June 24: Huawei says it’llin spite of US ban, while attorneys for its imprisoned CFO have asked for the US . Also, an FCC commissioner of US networks, and the Trump administration reportedly is thinking about requiring domestic 5G equipment
June 21: Huawei unveils ain China as US tensions simmer, and its Mate X foldable phone by September. The US also blacklists .
June 19: Huawei’s CEOabout $30 billion revenue hit from US ban.
June 18: Huawei bossÂfrom US ban, but Microsoft again.
June 13: Chinese ambassador warns BritainÂ that excluding Huawei from 5G sends a “bad signal.”
June 11: Huawei says it’llto become world’s biggest phone seller and reportedly of its new laptop indefinitely.Â
June 7: Facebook stops letting Huawei extradition hearing is set for January 2020., and Google reportedly that its Huawei ban creates a national security risk. Also, Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou’s
June 6:Â Russian telecom agrees to let Huawei, while China gives Huawei a boost by .
June 5:Â Huawei chairman says companywith US.
June 4:Â Huaweireportedly kicks off in Texas.
June 3: Science publisher IEEEÂon Huawei scientists reviewing technical papers.
June 2:Â Huawei reportedlyof phones amid US crackdown.
May 31:Â Huawei reportedlyto cancel US meetings, mirrors Consumer Technology Association’s to impose higher tariffs on imported Mexican goods.
May 30:Â Huaweiby SD Association and Wi-Fi Alliance, while it in the shadow of the US ban. Also, its in first quarter.
May 29: Huaweito rule US ban unconstitutional.
May 28: Huawei reportedlyto China later this year, internationally in 2020.
May 26: Ren Zhengfei, Huawei’s founder, says he’d “be the first to protest” if China retaliated against Apple.
May 24:Â Huawei’s operating system may bewhile Amazon Japan reportedly .
May 23:Â US reportedlyabout Chinese ties.
May 22:Â Chip designer Arm, while Mate 20 X from UK 5G launch.
May 21:Â Huawei reportedly wants its app storeÂÂ with Google’s.
May 20:Â HuaweiÂÂ from the US trade ban, prompting Google to .
May 19:Â GoogleÂÂ from future Android updates.
May 16:Â Huawei says US banÂÂ American jobs and companies.
May 15:Â TrumpÂ national security order.with a
May 8:Â 5G rolloutÂÂ in UK over Huawei investigations.
May 3:Â CountriesÂÂ as the US warns again of Huawei’s threat.
May 2:Â A Huawei leakÂÂ of UK defense minister Gavin Williamson.
May 1:Â HuaweiÂÂ in phone sales and reportedly has anÂ Â for later this year.
April 30:Â VodafoneÂÂ in Huawei equipment, according to a report.
April 24:Â Britain will reportedlyÂÂ to 5G infrastructure. Several days later, ChinaÂ Â to let Huawei be part of 5G rollout.
April 21:Â The CIAÂÂ Huawei is funded by Chinese state security.
April 11:Â Google and Huawei willÂÂ for bootloop issues in class-action lawsuit.
April 9:Â The US reportedlyÂÂ a Huawei ban in Germany.
April 8:Â Huawei is “open” toÂÂ to Apple, says report.
April 4, 2019:Â HuaweiÂÂ to overtake Samsung and Apple, and MITÂ Â with Huawei and ZTE due to US investigations.
March 29, 2019:Â HuaweiÂÂ for having “a loser’s attitude” because its tech can’t compete.
March 28, 2019:Â British watchdog warns that Huawei products represent “.”
March 26, 2019:Â Huawei launches theÂÂ in Paris.
March 19, 2019:Â Angela MerkelÂ pushes backÂ against US pressure to bar Huawei from Germany’s 5G rollout.
March 15, 2019:Â Huawei’s CFOÂÂ before arrest, according to the company’s founder.
March 14, 2019:Â Huawei isÂÂ in case it can’t use Android or Windows, report says.
March 12, 2019:Â US reportedlyÂÂ or it’ll limit intelligence sharing. The Huawei Mate 20Â Â shipped.
March 8, 2019:Â HuaweiÂÂ over its equipment ban.
March 5, 2019:Â HuaweiÂÂ for international cybersecurity standards.
March 1, 2019:Â An extradition hearing for Huawei’s CFOÂÂ from Canada, and the USÂ Â against using Huawei 5G gear.
Feb. 28, 2019:Â Chinese kids literallyÂÂ in surreal video.
Feb. 26, 2019:Â Samsung and HuaweiÂ.
Feb. 25, 2019:Â Huawei couldÂÂ in the US.
Feb. 24, 2019:Â HuaweiÂÂ foldable phone.
Feb. 22, 2019:Â Italian politicians reportedlyÂ
Feb. 21, 2019:Â Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says countries using Huawei techÂ pose a riskÂ to the US.
Feb. 20-21, 2019:Â Ren ZhengfeiÂ “military” tech., the company’s CFO, was “politically motivated and that the US treats 5G likeÂ
Feb. 19, 2019:Â RenÂÂ “there’s no way the US can crush us.”
Feb. 17, 2019:Â The UK reportedly concludes that using Huawei in 5G isÂ.
Feb. 6, 2019:Â US State DepartmentÂÂ from using Huawei equipment in their 5G rollouts.
Jan. 30, 2019:Â Qualcomm reaches anÂ interim licensing agreementÂ with Huawei.
Jan. 25, 2019:Â Colleges reportedlyÂ reveal a foldable phone with 5GÂ in February.Â to appease the Trump administration. Also, Huawei says it’llÂ
Jan. 24, 2019:Â Huawei reportedly says it’llÂ take the smartphone crownÂ from Samsung by 2020.
Jan. 23, 2019:Â Huawei’s CFO mayÂ face formal extraditionÂ to the US, report says.
Jan. 18, 2019:Â China says a Canadian ban on Huawei’s 5G tech willÂ trigger “repercussions.”
Jan. 11, 2019:Â In Poland, a Huawei employeeÂÂ over alleged spying.Three days later, HuaweiÂ .
Jan. 8, 2019:Â HuaweiÂ fights to stayÂ in the US with laptops and tablets at CES.
Jan. 4, 2019:Â Senators introduce aÂ bipartisan billÂ to address concerns about Chinese tech companies.
Jan. 3, 2019:Â A report suggests that President TrumpÂ may use an executive orderÂ to ban Huawei and ZTE purchases.
Dec. 24, 2018:Â Huawei exceedsÂ 200 million smartphone shipments.
Dec. 12, 2018:Â A Canadian court grants Huawei’s CFOÂ $10 million bail.
Dec. 7, 2018:Â Reuters reports that Japan willÂ stop buyingÂ Huawei, ZTE equipment.
Dec. 6, 2018:Â Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou isÂ arrested in CanadaÂ at the request of the US.
Dec. 5, 2018: Â Britain’s BT says it’llÂ strip Huawei equipmentÂ from 4G network by 2021 and won’t use it in 5G core.
Oct. 18, 2018:Â HuaweiÂ tussles with US startupÂ CNEX Labs over theft of technology.
Sept. 7, 2018:Â Huawei getsÂ caught cheatingÂ on a phone benchmark test.
Sept. 5, 2018:Â In a Senate hearing on Facebook and Twitter, Huawei and ZTEÂ get called out.
July 19, 2018:Â HuaweiÂÂ mark for the year to date.
July 11, 2018: Australia says it’llÂÂ amid security concerns.
June 7, 2018:Â CongressÂÂ over its ties with Huawei.
June 6, 2018:Â A report reveals that Facebook gave HuaweiÂ
May 2, 2018:Â The PentagonÂÂ of Huawei and ZTE phones on US military bases.
March 22, 2018:Â HuaweiÂÂ as retail partner.
Feb. 13, 2018:Â FBI Director Chris WrayÂ ZTEÂ phones.Â buying Huawei andÂ
Jan. 9, 2018:Â At the Consumer Electronics Show, Huawei CEO Richard YuÂ.