Despite the news that Europe is still studying the issue of banning Huawei in the US, the UK government has officially published a report condemning Huawei’s work in the country; and claiming that there is clear evidence of collusion with the apparatus of the Chinese Communist Party.
Huawei has released a response saying the report is untrustworthy and based on judgment rather than facts. A spokesman for the company quoted the BBC as saying “… people will look at these allegations and remember how Huawei has helped the UK over the past 20 years”.
According to the House of Commons’ findings, Huawei receives funding from the Chinese government, which allowed the company to sell its products at, quote, “a ridiculously low price.” A government spokesperson also argued that Huawei had various activities in the areas of intelligence, security and intellectual property.
UK companies can’t currently do negotiating the purchase of Huawei’s 5G equipment, and furthermore, the Chinese company’s UK partners will have to remove any installed equipment by 2027. When the committee tried to push the date to 2025, representatives of BT and Vodafone said such moves could lead to the complete disappearance of mobile communications.
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Huawei still has no plans to sell Honor
Many are wondering how long Huawei will last under the pressure of US sanctions. Now the company is rushing about and trying to find those solutions that in the current situation will turn out to be the lesser evil for it. And yesterday, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that Huawei may prefer to “go to the bottom” alone and will not pull Honor with it. The only correct decision in this situation is to sell the sub-brand.
The analyst’s words were replicated by the Chinese blog IT.home, which eventually deleted the material soon after. A message appeared on Huawei’s Weibo page that Ming-Chi Kuo’s statement was unfounded, and this time the analyst was wrong in his predictions. I must say that this informant is usually accurate in his predictions, but it seems that this time he missed the point. And, perhaps, the Chinese publication simply misinterpreted the analyst’s words, and therefore hastened to cover up the tracks by deleting the article.
The message about the possible sale of Honor has generated a new wave of controversy and discussion about the future of Huawei. Someone thinks that such a step is correct and the company will do the right thing by choosing the path not to be a “gravedigger” of its own ambitious sub-brand. Others, on the other hand, believe that the sale of Honor is practically a surrender of the company and that it itself does not believe that it will survive. If there is even one chance to survive, they need to stick together.