Germany: Huawei denies report that alleges it of cooperating with Chinese intelligence, compromising user data privacy

Author: Reuters, Published on: 3 February 2020

“Huawei denies German report it colluded with Chinese intelligence”, 29 January 2020

Huawei [HWT.UL], the leading maker of telecoms network equipment, denied a newspaper report… that alleged the German government was in possession of evidence that it had cooperated with Chinese intelligence.

“Huawei Technologies has never, and will never, do anything to compromise the security of networks and data of its customers,” the Chinese company said in response to the report in the Handelsblatt business daily.

 “The Handelsblatt article repeats old, unfounded allegations without providing any concrete evidence whatsoever.”

The Handelsblatt report cited a confidential foreign ministry document that intelligence shared by U.S. officials represented a “smoking gun” that meant Chinese companies were unsafe partners for building next-generation 5G mobile networks.

 “At the end of 2019, intelligence was passed to us by the U.S., according to which Huawei is proven to have been cooperating with China’s security authorities,” the newspaper cited the document as saying.

The German foreign ministry said it did not comment on internal documents as a matter of policy…

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