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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced today it will suspend collaborations, including research projects and funding, with Huawei Technologies and ZTE, two Chinese tech companies fighting with the U.S. government over alleged sanction violations.
In a public letter titled “New review process for ‘elevated-risk’ international proposals,” MIT vice president for research Maria T. Zuber wrote that the school recently “determined that engagements with certain countries—currently China, Russia and Saudi Arabia—merit additional faculty and administrative review beyond the usual evaluations that all international projects receive.”
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As a result of the enhanced review process, the university 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. The Institute will revisit collaborations with these entities as circumstances dictate.”
In January, Oxford University said it will stop taking funding from Huawei because...
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