tirsdag 11. juni 2019

Huawei executive labeled a 'moral vacuum' in heated UK hearing

A Huawei executive was denounced as a "moral vacuum" in a heated UK parliamentary committee hearing Monday, as lawmakers repeatedly compared the Chinese technology company to Nazi Germany collaborators. Huawei's global cybersecurity and privacy officer, John Suffolk, was asked multiple times by members of the Science and Technology Committee if the company had problems working with oppressive regimes.

Huawei is in contention to help build part of the UK's super-fast 5G network and has faced increased scrutiny by government and security services. The United States has been pushing hard for the company to be banned from critical infrastructure projects in Europe, claiming it presents an unacceptable security risk. "The company is deeply tied not only to China but to the Chinese Communist Party," US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said last month, after Washington placed Huawei on a trade blacklist.