So on wednesday Huawei’s US security boss said that the CEO Ren Zhengfei would shut the company down if asked to spy by Xi Jinping’s regime, any other government. Andy Purdy told BBC Radio 4’s “Today Programme.
” That “Mr Ren our founder is committed that he would shut down the company if necessary,” “We have not been asked by any government to do anything improper, and if we were asked we would say no regardless of who the government is.”
He was keen on the chinese national Intelligence Law that was passed in 2017 that compelled companies to help intelligence agencies on issues concerning national security. Purdy went on to tell BBC that “It’s really amazing the repeated mischaracterization of the law.
It does not apply to equipment manufacturers like Huawei. It does not have extra-territorial effect, in other words outside of China,” “The fact is there’s a geopolitical issue that’s gonna be with us for decades between the United States and China. The rise of China as an economic and military power is of great concern to the United States, the rise of the fifth domain of the military which is cyberspace.”
While still on that it was reported on tuesday that Chinese hackers targeted some two dozen American universities in an attempt to glean maritime military secrets(that just sad). He added that Huawei wants a talk with the US government about technical solutions to address its security concerns.
And as we all know the US has banned any Huawei product in the US, When questioned about Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who has warned allied countries against using Huawei equipment or else the US will not be able to partner with them, Purdy said he was a “great American,” but, “there really is not the kind of threat the Secretary of State is talking about.”