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POST TIME: 16 January, 2019 10:28:25 AM
Huawei doesn’t spy for China
Staff Reporter, Dhaka

Huawei doesn’t spy for China

Telecommunications giant Huawei would never allow Chinese government to access customer data, even if Beijing requested it, the CEO and founder of the company Ren Zhengfei repeatedly emphasised yesterday while clearing off the moral standing of the company.

In a meeting with international media, he addressed concerns raised by the US government, which has warned that the company's equipment could allow the Chinese government to have a backdoor into a nation's telecommunications network. He said he would "definitely" refuse any request from the Chinese government to access the company's user data.

Ren told the media that his longtime affiliation with China's authoritarian party would not affect his ability to fight against that same government if it requested user data. The CEO also praised President Donald Trump, calling him a "great president."

"When it comes to cybersecurity and privacy protection we are committed to be sided with our customers. We will never harm any nation or any individual," Ren told the journalists assembled at Huawei's headquarters in Shenzhen, China.

BK