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The scandals surrounding Huawei seem never to end as more Western countries allegedly plan to block it from their business. Huawei, which is among the world’s most respected tech giants, apparently is not quite as honored as we may have thought. Major scandals have been following it, from its founder’s daughter, Meng Wanzhou, being arrested in December last year, to facing extra scrutiny from some of the world’s major powers.
Huawei is a China-based technology company whose products are used all over the world. Apart from making one of the most loved smartphones in the world, Huawei is also a leading company in telecoms infrastructure, that is, the 5G networks that is yet to be developed.
Major western countries like Germany, the UK, the US, Australia, and Canada, suspect that Huawei products could be used for spying. This allegation has been denied by the chairperson, Liang Hua who, while speaking at the World Economic Forum, held in Davos, said that the company would transfer its partnership to countries where it is welcomed if it continued to face scrutiny.
He further went on saying that Huawei is a law-abiding company that follows regulations wherever it operates. The company has maintained that it is owned and operates privately and does not have any ties with China government, as has been alleged by the Western countries.
Briefly on the security concerns that the company has been facing.
BT confirmed that Huawei will not be part of the UK’s yet to be completed communication system because the UK is removing its (Huawei’s) equipment.
The US intelligence service raised a security concern about Huawei’s founder Ren Zhengfei’s ties with the ruling Communist Party of China. For this reason, the company has been banned from any government contracts.
As if that is not enough, Huawei might also get blocked from Germany’s next-generation phone network.
It, however, remains uncertain whether Huawei is considering to take away its technology partnership away from the UK too, following its chairman’s comment that British consumers will decide whether or not they want to continue using the company’s technology. This was before he went on and said that UK market advocates for openness and free trade.
Besides all, the chairman concluded and said they will continue to produce high-quality products with high bandwidth, ultra-low latency and high connectivity to their customers, and their products will speak for themselves.