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Huawei employees collaborated with Chinese army on research projects

Over the past decade, Huawei workers have teamed with members of various organsiations of the People's Liberation Army on at least 10 research endeavours

Huawei booth at the Mobile World Congress 	| Photo: Reuters
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Several Huawei Technologies employees have collaborated on research projects with Chinese armed forces personnel, indicating closer ties to the country’s military than previously acknowledged by the smartphone and networking powerhouse.

Over the past decade, Huawei workers have teamed with members of various organsiations of the People’s Liberation Army on at least 10 research endeavours spanning artificial intelligence to radio communications. They include a joint effort with the investigative branch of the Central Military Commission — the armed forces’ supreme body — to extract and classify emotions in online video comments, and an initiative with the elite National University of

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First Published: Jun 27 2019 | 11:33 PM IST

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