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Huawei, US Government in Conflict over Equipment Security Issue
Security Controversy
Huawei, US Government in Conflict over Equipment Security Issue
  • By matthew
  • December 16, 2013, 06:13
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LG U+’s purchase of Huawei telecoms equipment is creating a security controversy.
LG U+’s purchase of Huawei telecoms equipment is creating a security controversy.

 

Huawei rose up in opposition to the concerns expressed by the United States over its telecoms equipment to be imported by LG U+.

According to the December 13 report of the United Daily News of Taiwan, Huawei’s Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Shao Yang remarked on the previous day in Beijing that the United States would have to come up with hard evidence if it was to prove its claim that Huawei is engaged in spying activities for the Chinese government. 

Earlier last year, the US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee mentioned Huawei as one of the companies threatening the security of the United States to affect its business in North America. Besides, it has asked other countries such as Australia not to use Huawei’s equipment. “It seems that Huawei and some other companies have participated in communication system establishment projects abroad to share data and information in a comprehensive yet secret manner,” said former CIA Director Michael Hayden in an interview with the Australian press back in July this year. 

More recently, LG U+ decided to bring in the base station equipment of Huawei, and some US politicians have expressed concerns over the matter, claiming that the equipment could be used for eavesdropping purposes on the US military and other allies.