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Huawei executive criticises ‘endless innuendo’ about espionage risks

It’s a valid point: “Others have screwed up, but they don’t get blamed for espionage”…:

The UK chief executive of Huawei has urged governments and telecoms companies to ignore what he called “relentless innuendo” about the business, amid continued concerns about the business’ close relationship with the Chinese government.

Jerry Wang wrote in The Daily Telegraph that the Chinese technology business faces “a sustained campaign of ill-informed accusations.”

The US government, along with intelligence agencies in the UK and other Western countries, has raised concerns that Huawei’s telecoms hardware could be used for espionage by the Chinese government. Huawei has consistently denied these claims.

Last month, UK officials released the latest report from the Huawei oversight board, which is chaired by the head of GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Centre.

The report did not find any evidence of espionage in Huawei products, but criticised the company for “significant issues” with its technology.

Mr Wang wrote that “we accept the board’s findings and we acknowledge that there are issues that need to be put right.”

The executive also criticised products made by competitors which have caused network outages in the UK, as well as cybersecurity incidents in the US that have brought down critical parts of countries’ national infrastructure. “Not a single one of these incidents has had anything to do with Huawei,” he wrote.

Original article here

Peter Glock
Over 30 years of designing, building and managing telecoms and IT services. Primarily working with large enterprise and professional services businesses in Asia, North America, continental Europe and the UK. Information security professional, secret physics nerd.

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