THE TECH COLD WAR: Everything that's happened in the new China-US tech conflict involving Google, Huawei, Apple, and Trump

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  • From tariffs and levies to the Huawei ban, the global tech industry is at the center of an escalating cold war between the US and China.
  • This clash affects giant tech companies with global supply chains, like Apple, Intel and Qualcomm. And Chinese tech giants like Huawei that want to do business with US companies.
  • Among the causes for the standoff are accusations of unfair trade practices, economic espionage and military links. It's involved everyone from government officials and tech execs to ordinary consumers.
  • Business Insider has covered all of the drama, and we've pulled together all our latest reporting on the key areas of conflict in this trans-Pacific showdown. Here's everything you need to know.

Google Android and the Huawei ban

Huawei developed a 'plan B' operating system for smartphones in case it was banned by the US government from using Google products. Here's what we know about it so far.

Google has more control over Android than we realize, and right now, companies like Huawei have no other choice but to accept that

Huawei and 5G

Huawei slams Trump's 'unreasonable' ban, saying that the move will only harm US interests in its own 5G rollout

President Trump's national emergency likely won't stop you from buying a Huawei phone, much less an iPhone. Here's what it means for you.

Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei says the company is 'fully prepared' for a conflict with the US

Everything you need to know about Huawei, the Chinese tech giant accused of spying that the US just banned from doing business in America

Trump is being mocked on Chinese social media for giving Huawei free publicity

Here's why it's so hard to buy Huawei devices in the US

Apple and China

Trump's Huawei ban could spark a tit-for-tat fight with Beijing that puts Apple in the crossfire

Trump's Huawei ban may have dire implications for Apple - but investors shouldn't 'jump to conclusions' just yet, analyst says

Wall Street is worried that the US-China trade war could drive up iPhone prices, which is the last thing Apple needs right now

Huawei, the Chinese tech giant embroiled in controversy, just overtook Apple to become the second-largest smartphone maker

Artificial Intelligence, chips and enterprise software

As a tech Cold War looms, this veteran Silicon Valley patent attorney says that China's push to win the AI processor market is a serious threat to American tech

Trump's blacklist of Huawei has serious implications for Red Hat, Oracle, VMware, and other huge US software companies

We spent a day with China's rock star of AI, whose new book says China's machine learning superiority will subjugate Americans to 'technological colonization'

Google's former China boss says the search company won't stand a chance against today's Chinese 'gladiator' entrepreneurs

Spies, surveillance, trade secrets, and arrests

The US just warned that drones made in China could be used as a way to spy, but not in the way you think

The founder of Chinese tech giant Huawei reportedly expects his daughter, Huawei's CFO, to go to jail, but he's 'not worried about her future'

'My inner self has never felt so colorful and vast': Huawei's CFO wrote a heartfelt email to staff in a show of defiance to the US

Explosive report claims Europe's biggest phone company found 'backdoors' in Huawei equipment

Huawei's CFO was carrying a whole bunch of Apple products when she was arrested

Huawei's security boss says the company would sooner 'shut down' than spy for China

Huawei is accused of attempting to copycat a T-Mobile robot, and the charges read like a comical spy movie

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