Just as Huawei was beginning to have a sigh of relief, the congress put forward a bill that seeks to prevent the Trump administration from taking Huawei off the entity list. And while the tech firm has the outcome of the bill to battle, a new front has popped up in North Korea.
The embattled Chinese firm has been fingered in a shady deal involving it and North Korea. Washington Post, citing unnamed sources and internal documents reported on Monday that Huawei helped built and maintain North Korea commercial network via proxy.
The Chinese behemoth according to the report has for the past couple of years worked on a number of projects in North Korea in partnership with a state-owned Chinese firm, Panda International Information Technology Co Ltd. Why the course of concern?, the news is that the move violates international export laws given that a number of trade sanctions have been meted out to the Hermit Kingdom over the past few years. Should the report turn out to be true, Huawei will once again find itself in the Red book of U.S Authorities at a time the Trump administration is working out a favorable working model for the firm.
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The U.S. department of Commerce hasn’t issued any statement on the report. However, it has since 2016 opened up investigations into ties between North Korea and Huawei.
Panda Group has yet to weigh in on the report. But Huawei in its initial reaction to Washington Post said it had “no business presence” in North Korea.