The US and Huawei still have a lot of issues to settle if the latter hopes to do business with American companies. However, it appears that Huawei is confused as to what the US really wants. According to Paul Scanlan, Chief Technology Officer of Huawei’s operator business group, the US government needs to come open so that Huawei can respond accordingly.
Paul said, “We are a Chinese company. Our headquarters is in China. Most of our employees are also Chinese, so there is nothing to explain that we are not a Chinese company.” He added, “This does not mean that we are taking money from the Chinese government. These are not true.”
Paul stressed that Huawei hopes to “uncover” the needs of the US authorities. It will also invite the US government officials to personally review its software to relieve any concerns. Paul said the company has taken the same approach in the UK – a factory in the UK has inspected Huawei’s new software and informed the government and telecom operators in the form of a report.
“If this is necessary, then (the US government) gives us an example of what the rules are so that we will follow the rules,” Paul added. “(but the question is) what are the rules?”…”You (the US government) are afraid of what you don’t know. We will be more open and transparent- Whatever you want to know, our executives will tell you. If you are willing to come to our factory to see what we do, and how we do it, you are welcome.”
However, is the US government willing to give Huawei any condition for operation? This is a question that does not have an answer for now.