Lu Kang, spokesman for Foreign Affairs in China, is unhappy about the global accusations against Huawei. The reaction comes after Commissioner Ansip also warns about Huawei.
Yesterday, European Commissioner Andrus Ansip expressed his concern about Chinese technology companies. His timing does not coincide by chance when certain countries question or resolutely block Huawei. Ansip’s warning comes after the arrest of Huaweis CFO Meng Wanzhou in Canada. The US is asking for its extradition because it allegedly sold technology to Iran when a trade embargo was in place.
The US has been talking about China’s risk of espionage for years and is trying to seize more and more allies. Ansip is the next in line to warn of Chinese technology companies.
Lu Kang, spokesman for Foreign Affairs in China, has officially responded to the allegations. We have noticed that, for some time now, some people in certain countries have always said that Huawei could be a threat to national security. However, no party has been able to provide convincing evidence to show how Huawei can be a threat to their national security.
Kang is particularly angry because conclusions are already being drawn without research. It is ridiculous to set boundaries around normal business operations of companies when they are based on speculation. In the current context of economic globalisation, I do not believe that it is conducive to cooperation between countries. These people should think about what they would think if their country’s products were suddenly restricted by speculation.
Kang emphasizes that Huawei is an independent private company that already cooperates with many countries in the world. So far, no safety problems have been noticed. As far as I know, Huawei has signed commercial 5G contracts with more than 20 countries. The latter confirms that Huawei is well received, Kang emphasises.
He emphasizes once again that there are no laws or regulations in China that force companies to install mandatory backdoors in products. The Chinese government will always welcome Chinese companies to engage in economic cooperation with foreign entities in accordance with international rules and local laws.
Belgium has now also started an investigation into possible links between Huawei and the Chinese government. Telecomminister Alexander De Croo (Open VLD) notes that the risk of espionage does not only come from China. There are other countries that provide technology and can spy. To date, there’s only been one clear espionage file. That wasn’t about the Chinese, it was about the British, the Minister says very finely. He is referring to the hack at Proximus’ subsidiary BICS in 2013 by the British intelligence service GCHQ.This news article was automatically translated from Dutch to give Techzine.eu a head start. All news articles after September 1, 2019 are written in native English and NOT translated. All our background stories are written in native English as well. For more information read our launch article.