Huawei Founder Speaks up on the Issue of Huawei Spying on USA with their Equipment’s

The founder of Huawei, Ren Zhengfei, on Tuesday, rejected all the claims of his company being used by the Chinese government to spy on other countries with the help of their devices. He also went on to add that he missed his daughter, who has been currently held by the Canadian authorities, which was reported by the Financial Times newspaper.

Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s chief financial officer, was detained, last month, in Canada abiding by the request of US authorities who alleged that she misled banks regarding the company’s control of a firm that operated in Iran.

The newspaper also reported Ren, during an interview with reporters in the southern city of Shenzhen. stating that- Huawei had “never received any request from any government to provide improper information“. Ren said- “I still love my country, I support the Communist party, but I will never do anything to harm any country in the world. I miss my daughter very much“.

Huawei also confirmed the accuracy of Ren’s comments to Reuters. Ren, who was a former military officer founded Huawei in 1987 and usually keeps a low profile, and said that he owned only 1.14 percent of the company’s shares. After Meng’s arrest, China’s foreign ministry called this an abuse of legal procedures. On Monday, China sentenced a Canadian to death on charges of drug smuggling, which further damaged the relationship between Beijing and China.

Huawei is the world’s biggest producer of telecommunications equipment and has been facing intense scrutiny in the West due to its relationship with China’s government and US-led allegations which stated that their devices might have been used by Beijing for spying and espionage purposes.

No evidence regarding these allegations have been produced publicly and the firm has repeatedly denied these accusations, but a few of the Western countries have restricted Huawei’s access to their markets. Poland, this week said that it would consider banning the use of Huawei products by public bodies, post arresting a Chinese Huawei official.

Ren dismissed his concerns and fears regarding the security of Huawei’s equipment and said- “no law in China requires any company to install mandatory backdoors (that could be used for spying)” and we have had “no serious security incidents. It has always been the case, you can’t work with everyone … we will shift our focus to better serve countries that welcome Huawei. We had 30 contracts globally to build 5G networks.

In August, US President Donald Trump signed a bill which banned the US government from using Huawei equipment and is also considering passing an executive order which would ban US companies from doing so. But Trump told Reuters that he would intervene with the Justice Department in regards to the case against Meng if that might help secure a trade deal with Beijing.
Ren described Trump as “great” and praised his tax cuts and stated them as being good for American industry.

Ren said- “The message to the US I want to communicate is: collaboration and shared success. In our world of high tech, it is increasingly impossible for any single company or country to sustain or to support the world’s needs.


Gonçalo Moreira Rato

Gonçalo Moreira is a tech fanatic and a hardcore Xbox/PC fan. He moved onto the Xbox One and then a Gaming PC after giving up his beloved Xbox 360. He's loving the PC Gaming so far and enjoying every moment of it.
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