Earlier this year, the Central Intelligence Agency informed its counterparts in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom that the Chinese technology company Huawei has received funds from the Central National Security Commission of the Communist Party of China. China, the People's Liberation Army. and a "third branch of the Chinese state intelligence network", according to The Times .
The document cites an anonymous source in the United Kingdom that says the details were shared with "only the most important officials in the United Kingdom", that the CIA "gave a classification of solid certainty but not cast iron. He has consistently denied claims that he has links to the country's government, has said he will "categorically reject" any request for government data and "refused to comment on what he called unsubstantiated allegations."
The US intelligence community has been distrustful of Huawei and other Chinese-based companies such as ZTE, on concerns that the Chinese government has too much influence over them (the founder of Huawei, Ren Zhengfei was a former member of the People's Liberation Army, and he could use his infrastructure for the purposes of collecting These concerns have increased as global telecommunications networks begin to make the transition to 5G networks, a transition in which Huawei hopes to play an important role, especially in Europe.
In recent years, US experts have expressed concern about the company's products, while the Department of Defense has banned sales of both companies' products at military bases, and the FCC has proposed rules that would prohibit to US telecommunications companies UU use Huawei equipment. In recent months, EE. UU He has been working to dissuade his European allies from using Huawei's equipment as they update their respective networks.
But the reasoning of the US government. UU It has always been quite vague, as Huawei and other companies have pointed out numerous times and it is said that he is motivated by politics. This latest report offers a glimpse of the concerns that EE. UU Have with the company; potentially specific links with the Chinese government that had enough confidence to share with its allies.