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China’s Huawei Defeats Motorola, Chalk one Up for the Chicoms

Posted by w_thames_the_d on February 24, 2011

China has an oxymoron , I mean a ‘high tech’ company called Huawei, who by the way supposedly got its start after ‘allegedly’ boosting its own tech from western companies. But in any event, this company started by a secretive member of the communist party who once was an official in the Chinese Red Army, sued Motorola over some business they have with Nokia. I am not familiar with the specifics but had heard of the case. In the excerpt below the chinadaily states that Huawei won and ‘Motorola cannot divulge Huawei secrets to Nokia’. This idea is common sense is it not? Isn’t confidential information only to be used by the two contracting parties privy to this info? In my life in business, that is what it meant at least.
My other question is that I wonder how this case would have played out in China. Huawei, a ‘private’ company run by an ex-officer of the Chinese military and a member of the communist party gets sued in China by a foreign firm…. how many of you think the US firm would prevail?

” SHENZHEN – China’s Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. said Wednesday it had won a lawsuit against Motorola and Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN), and a US court has now prohibited Motorola from selling any confidential data from Huawei to NSN.”

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