Huawei is confronted with ever-firing bans that arose after US claims that the company violated sanctions against Iran. They were first joined by some countries that distanced themselves from this company, and now it has been done by the Oxford University. For the time being, this university will no longer accept awards and research grants from Huawei, and as a reason it is stated that it is a matter of "public concern" because of their partnership.
University officials stressed that this refers to new donations and prizes, while active projects will be allowed to continue to receive money from this company. This primarily relates to two major projects for which Huawei has so far donated 692,000 pounds.
Tensions between the US and Huawei have existed for several years, but have culminated in the recent arrest of Huawei's CFO, Meng Vanzou, in Canada. The US administration is concerned about the links between Huawei and the Chinese government, accusing them of using the telecommunications equipment of this company, which is widespread worldwide, for spyware needs.