Huawei cuts ties with Canberra Raiders, citing 5G ban and ‘negative’ attitude to Chinese companies

The Huawei logo will disappear from the Raiders’ jerseys at the end of the year.(AAP: Lukas Coch)

By foreign affairs reporter Stephen Dziedzic

Chinese telco Huawei Australia has dumped its major sponsorship deal with NRL team the Canberra Raiders, saying it has been financially crippled by the Federal Government’s 5G ban.

Huawei Australia has been the Raiders’ major sponsor for a decade, and last year signed a new deal which had been due to run through until the end of the 2021 season.

But this morning the company announced it would pull out at the end of this season instead.

Read more at:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-31/huawei-dumps-sponsorship-deal-with-nrl-team-canberra-raiders/12612332

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