Ren Zhengfei, the CEO of the tech giant Huawei, in a recent talk with the international media, denied all spying allegations that his company is currently facing. The company is amid accusations for facilitating Chinese spying using its tech equipment. In a rare public remark, Zhengfai repeatedly said that his company would never harm any nation or individuals.
“When it comes to cybersecurity and privacy protection we are committed to be sided with our customers. We will never harm any nation or any individual,” said Zhenfai. He was speaking at the Huawei headquarters in China to a group of journalists.
When asked how the company would respond to a demand from the Chinese government for insider information on a foreign buyer of its technology he said no such requests have been faced by the company yet. “We would definitely say no to such a request,” he said.
“China’s ministry of foreign affairs has officially clarified that no law in China requires any company to install mandatory backdoors. Huawei and I personally have never received any request from any government to provide improper information,” he added.
U.S Intelligence authorities believe that Huawei has connections with the Chinese government. They also claim that the company’s equipment could be used as snooping devices. Several countries including New Zealand, Australia and UK have taken various preventive measures such as banning govt companies from buying equipment from the Chinese tech firm.
Huawei, which is one of the world’s largest makers of handsets and telecommunications network, has so far denied allegations put forth by the U.S. officials.
Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of the Huawei founder and the heir apparent, was arrested in Canada to be later extradited to the U.S. Reportedly she was charged with violating US sanctions of Iran. Tensions between the two countries already embroiled in a trade war heightened.
The Chinese tech equipment-maker has been under the investigation of US authorities since 2016. Reportedly, the company has been alleged for shipping US origin products in violation of US export and Iran sanction laws.
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