Amidst the U.S. – China trade war, IEEE recently banned employees of Huawei from vetting submission to its technical papers because of U.S. sanctions against the company. According to the new law, Huawei scientist can indulge in IEEE sponsored conferences, make presentations and submit articles to IEEE but won’t be given access to handle any papers submitted by other employees of the firm. At that point, Huawei scientists may act as editor or peer reviewer for that material. However, on 2 June, IEEE lifted its ban on Huawei scientist reviewers after receiving a “clarification” from the U.S. Department of Commerce.
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