1. Huawei, China (3442 Patent Applications) | 2. Qualcomm, USA (2409) | 3. ZTE, China (2179) | 4. Panasonic, Japan (1682) | 5. Mitubishi Electric, Japan (1593) | Source: Statista.com
Security and regulatory troubles on both sides of the Atlantic threaten the future of China’s ZTE and Huawei. But to what extent are the recent disputes linked to Trump's attempts to rein in Beijing's economic ambitions?
The Chinese government believes that it can become the top tech nation in the world sooner rather than later. Some milestones have already been met with more in sight as China looks to surpass the US, Japan and Korea.
The White House plans to use emergency laws to curb Chinese investments in US technologies. Originally meant to fight rogue states and terrorism, the laws allow the president to block transactions and seize assets.
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