BBC: MPs claim ‘clear evidence of collusion’ between Huawei and Chinese Communist Party
Fri October, 2020, Age: 2 weeks
A British parliamentary inquiry has concluded that there is “clear evidence of collusion” between Huawei and the “Chinese Communist Party apparatus,” and MPs have pushed the government to bring forward a deadline to remove the Chinese firm’s 5G hardware from the UK’s mobile networks. The House of Commons defense committee report was based on testimony from academics, cyber-security experts, and telecom industry insiders, among others, and concludes, “It is clear that Huawei is strongly linked to the Chinese state and the Chinese Communist Party, despite its statements to the contrary. This is evidenced by its ownership model and the subsidies it has achieved.” The United States has pushed its allies to divest from Huawei’s cheap technology, particularly in the realm of 5G. This British report further strengthens the validity of American concerns over the national security risks posed by the Chinese company.