Huawei willing to sign 'no-spy' agreements with governments

Huawei willing to sign 'no-spy' agreements with governments

Huawei is willing to sign a "no espionage" agreement with the British government and other countries as it tries to counter suggestions that its equipment can be used by Beijing to spy on communications.

According to a Reuters report Wednesday, president Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order that would bar usa companies from using telecommunications equipment made by companies which pose a national security risk.

No US government agency can use Huawei's products.

"The cyber security issue is not exclusive to just one single supplier or one single company, it is a common challenge facing the entire industry and the entire world", he said.

In January, the administration was preparing the action, which could significantly restrict Chinese state-owned telecom companies from operating in the USA over national security concerns, people familiar with the matter said at the time.

The White House and Commerce Department declined to comment.

And while the order reportedly won't name any specific countries and companies, it's tailored towards Huawei, which the US government deems to be a spy threat (and which Huawei has vehemently denied).

In January, U.S. prosecutors charged two Huawei units in Washington state saying they conspired to steal T-Mobile US Inc trade secrets, and also charged Huawei and its chief financial officer with bank and wire fraud on allegations that the company violated sanctions against Iran. And the order might eventually name specific companies or countries as Commerce carries out the process.

And the US has been trying to coax other countries to avoid using Huawei's 5G equipment, with Australia, New Zealand and Japan following suit.

"There are no Chinese laws requiring companies to collect intelligence from a foreign government or implant back doors for the government". "No spying, no backdoors", said Liang.

-With assistance from Todd Shields and Dandan Li.



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