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  • A Huawei staff member shows the new Huawei Mate X at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Feb. 23, 2019.

    A Huawei staff member shows the new Huawei Mate X at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Feb. 23, 2019. | Photo: Reuters

Published 26 February 2019

U.S. government keeps focusing on the Chinese company as part of its battle for tech supremacy.

At the Mobile World Congress being held Tuesday in Barcelona, Spain, Huawei Rotating President, Guo Ping, rejected the United States government's ungrounded accusations about the 5G technology security developed by the Chinese company.

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"They do not have meaning," he said and added that Huawei does not have any "backdoors,” which are secret methods designed to maliciously control third-party computers.

In addition, he insisted that the Chinese company does not spy, or let anyone spy, through its technological devices.

These statements come after U.S. diplomats have been pushing allied countries and their internet and wireless service providers to avoid working with Huawei, which is currently the world's largest telecommunications equipment producer, saying Beijing could force it to spy on or deactivate their networks.

“U.S. allies in Europe are still making their minds up on allowing Huawei gear in 5G networks and it's not clear if Washington's lobbying campaign is having an effect,” CTV reported and commented that it is “part of a broader battle for tech supremacy between China and the U.S.”

Guo Ping also pointed out the "irony" in the U.S. is the one who accuses Huawei of spying while Washington had approved the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (Cloud Act) in 2018, which allows the U.S. government to access private information stored by technology companies beyond its territory.

“The Cloud Act states that all U.S. cloud service providers shall, when ordered, provide the U.S. authorities with data stored on their servers, regardless of where in the world the data is kept. As a result, U.S. authorities may access and read ample amounts of data relating to, and belonging to, citizens and corporations outside of the U.S.,” Hamilton, a Sweden-based legal advisory company, explains at its web page, adding that “corporations and individuals concerned are not entitled to be notified when personal data regarding them is being retrieved.”

Guo insisted Huawei has not "done anything wrong," and demanded that “unified standards and clear regulations" be established.

In this regard, he said that Huawei fully supports the Network Equipment Security Assurance Scheme (NESAS), which is a voluntary network equipment security assurance scheme defined for the mobile industry.

The U.S. campaign against the Chinese tech company has been building up for over a year. In Dec. 2018, Canada Arrested Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou after a U.S. request.

Later, in January 2019, the U.S. Attorney's Office opened an investigation into Huawei for allegedly stealing trade secrets from its partners.

In addition, this week another company’s senior official was arrested in Poland for an alleged crime of espionage.

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