A campaign against Huawei has been underway for some months, led by the United States of America, to which many other countries are joining. The Chinese giant is afraid of its alleged ties with the Chinese government and is accused of creating a risk to world security.
The situation is rapidly deteriorating, particularly after the arrest of Huawei’s CFO in Canada, with allegations of having violated the embargo against Iran and is likely to worsen with a new lawsuit in the United States.
After the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, with Japan and France ready to veto, even the Czech Republic has forbidden local telephone operators to use Huawei technology to build 5G networks, speaking openly about ” risks to national security ” .
According to Drusan Navratil, director of the National Network and Information Security Agency (NCISA), Chinese laws require private companies to collaborate with intelligence agencies. The fear is that Huawei and the other Chinese manufacturers will install backdoors in their network devices to allow the Chinese government to intercept all communications, which would effectively represent a serious risk to global security.
Huawei will invest 2 billion dollars to upgrade the security infrastructure
The accusations do not leave indifferent the Chinese colossus that does not accept the accusations addressed by western countries and goes to counterattack. Ken Hu, current president of Huawei, has convened a press conference, inviting some journalists to the headquarters of Huawei Technologies Ltd.
Ken Hu said his company will invest two billion dollars over the next five years to upgrade security infrastructure and make it even more effective. In a rare opening moment, journalists who attended the press conference were able to visit the laboratories of Huawei’s Research and Development Center to find out what Huawei is doing to improve.