Huawei Ready To Sign No-Spy Agreement With Germany
“We are ready to sign non-espionage agreements with governments, including the British government, to commit to complying with our equipment to the standard non-espionage and no-backdoors standard,” Huawei chief Liang Hua said of an interpreter to reporters in London. On Wednesday, Reuters reported that the United States would likely tighten restrictions on Huawei, with President Donald Trump this week signing an executive order preventing U.S. companies from using telecommunications equipment from companies that pose a national security risk. Ahead of the meeting between US President Trump and Prime Minister Theresa May, Liang spoke out about (what had been billed as) confrontational talks on Huawei, including with intelligence-sharing agreements. Huaweis Liang acknowledged that a non-espionage agreement with the United States had less weight and practical purpose than elsewhere, for this reason. “Because the U.S. didn`t buy us,” he told reporters, “he`s not buying from us and he wouldn`t be able to buy from us in the future, I don`t know if there`s such an opportunity to sign such an agreement.” Q3. Dutch operator KPN said in April that it had reached a “provisional agreement to start preparations with Huawei for its 5G network,” but added that the agreement could be “adapted or cancelled to suit the future policy of the Dutch government” if The Hague decides to limit access to Huawei`s market. Does this agreement contain a provision for Huawei to pay some of the losses in the event of Dutch restrictions that hinder deployment? This culminated last month with the inclusion of Huawei in its “entity list,” which prevents U.S.
companies from selling technologies to Huawei without government approval. The Trump administration has postponed the full effect of the ban until the end of the summer. Huawei is at the centre of a political controversy in the UK over whether it is allowed to provide 5G mobile phone technology, with the US arguing for a total ban and fearing its equipment could be used by China for surveillance. “We will have absolute agreement on Huawei and everything else,” Trump said on June 4 at a joint news conference in London.