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Huawei, Intel expand tie-up in China

By Agencies
Huawei, Intel expand tie-up in China

Journalists attend the presentation of the Huawei's new smartphone, the Ascend P7, launched by China's Huawei Technologies in Paris, May 7, 2014. (Photo / Agencies)

China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and Intel Corp are expanding an existing alliance to provide cloud computing to global telecoms carriers, as US tech firms vie for Chinese tie-ups to retain access to the mainland market.

The partnership, announced by Huawei in a statement, comes as US and other Western tech firms' scramble to burnish their bona fides with China.

Joining hands with Chinese companies, including technology transfers and adopting Chinese partners' branding, can make these products more palatable to local buyers and authorities in the world's second-largest economy.

Other US enterprise tech firms adopting a partnership strategy include IBM Corp, Dell Inc, Cisco Systems Inc, Hewlett-Packard Co and Juniper Networks Inc.

The cloud computing industry is a focus area for China, with Premier Li Keqiang saying in his government work report delivered to parliament on Thursday that the government would support its development.

Intel and Huawei have collaborated previously, including a server and cloud product team-up in 2012 and an agreement to cooperate on data storage last April.

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