Xu Shijie

Physicist

Xu Shijie is a Professor with tenure in the Department of Physics at The University of Hong Kong. He has been interested in light emission and related phenomena, especially effects of carrier localization and many-body interactions in internal optoelectronic processes in semiconducting materials and other solids. He has authored over 170 scientific articles with significant impact in the fields. He is also interested in issues of China history, traditional Chinese culture as well as relationships of modern China with other countries. He has attempted to provide a natural scholar’s view on the issues.

America’s clampdown on Huawei is as relentless as it gets. (iStock)

Huawei’s latest chip: A possible “seven-up eight-down” breakthrough?

Why did the US give Huawei such a hard beatdown? Why is the US mortified by Huawei’s technological advancements? Just what’s the deal with Huawei? Prof Xu of The University of Hong Kong spills the beans.