Skip to comments.Huawei says it would never hand data to China’s government. Experts say it wouldn’t have a choice
Posted on 03/05/2019 1:00:20 AM PST by Zhang Fei
Huawei would have no choice but to hand over network data to the Chinese government if Beijing asked for it, because of espionage and national security laws in the country, experts told CNBC.
Major governments including the United States, Japan and Australia have blocked the Chinese telecommunications equipment maker from providing hardware for next-generation mobile networks known as 5G. The U.S. has said Huawei equipment could provide backdoors for the Chinese government into American networks a claim the company has repeatedly denied.
Australia did not cite specific countries or companies, but last year it gave guidance to domestic carriers saying that the involvement of vendors who are likely to be subject to extrajudicial directions from a foreign government that conflict with Australian law, may risk failure by the carrier to adequately protect a 5G network from unauthorized access or interference.
The Australian government is highlighting a concern on the top of minds of several governments Chinas wide-ranging internet laws, which require tech firms to help Beijing with vaguely-defined intelligence work, meaning companies could be forced to hand over network data whether they want to or not.
Two pieces of legislation are of particular concern to governments the 2017 National Intelligence Law and the 2014 Counter-Espionage Law. Article 7 of the first law states that any organization or citizen shall support, assist and cooperate with the state intelligence work in accordance with the law, adding that the the state protects any individual and organization that aids it.
And it appears that organizations and individuals dont have a choice when it comes to helping the government. The 2014 Counter-Espionage law says that when the state security organ investigates and understands the situation of espionage and collects relevant evidence, the relevant organizations and individuals shall provide it truthfully and may
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China got caught with their pants down on Huawei and they’re trying real hard to pull them back up. China’s gained human capital and technology for years......but everyone is on to them now and so Huawei was the back door they were going to use...of course they’ll never admit it. They never do.
Uh, EVERY Chinese company has a Chicom intel officer sitting in a corner office that they directly report to.
I don't care who you are, that's funny right there.
It’s not that there is an intel officer in the company, it is that China is an oligarchy controlled by the Communist Party. What the law is or says in an irrelevancy.
The party uses the state apparatus (to include the aforementioned intel officers) as a tool to execute its will. If Huawei actually attempted to refuse a request for data, they would jail/kill whoever they needed to force compliance. Afterwards, for appearances sake, they’d figure out what to crime of which to charge and convict them.
Yep. It was a heck of a whopper, wasnt it? Do they really expect people to be that stupid?
AT&T, Verizon, etc. says it would never hand data to USA’s government.
Experts say it wouldn’t have a choice.
That and every Chinese company of any size at all (I have heard down to companies with 30+ employees) has a CCP/CPC (Chinese Communist Party) oversight committee watching their every move and scooping every piece of useful information from their interactions with customers and vendors.
Huawei wouldn't hand over information to the government because such an activity would be unnecessary.
All information flows through the party so the reverse is true..the government shares information with Huawei.
HA HA HA HAAAH HAH HA HA HAAA!
This non expert says, once it is Huawei’s hands it’s already in the Government’s hands.
If the Chinese government tells any Chinese company to hand over data, they will do it or face execution. They will do it, and deny they did it, and say whatever the Chinese government tells them to say, or they and all their families will face execution.
“Huawei says it would never hand data to Chinas government.”
Of course they would not. The Government demands electronic delivery.
Look, I'm no fan of Hawaii, but as long as they are part of the United States, no Yellow Menace is going to boss it around!
REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR!
[Look, I’m no fan of Hawaii, but as long as they are part of the United States, no Yellow Menace is going to boss it around!
REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR!]
That is correct.
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