Britain Joined in on Chinese Tech Firm StoningAdded: Friday, June 21st, 2013
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While the British intelligence community is happy to cooperate with Chinese telecom maker Huawei, the country’s politicians tend to listen to their increasingly McCarthyist chums in the United States. It’s been a while that the US has been purging Huawei from its networks on the grounds that the company’s CEO used to work for the Chinese military many years ago.
Fortunately, in the United Kingdom, common sense prevailed and the tech giant had been working with the country’s outfits to manufacture tech gear for the Queen for nearly dozen years. However, it turned out that everything was done without the approval of ministers who have been shocked that civil servants weren’t taking their orders from the United States. Huawei scored a multi-billion pound deal to supply equipment to BT. The latter told government officials of the company’s interest in the contract 2 years before it was awarded. However, the officials didn’t inform ministers until 2006. This is why the decision shocked MPs.
In the meanwhile, press reports suggest that there has been a change within the United Kingdom on how safe the Chinese company really is. Apparently, the politicians, caught short by their US chum's determination to keep Huawei out of their networks, keep blaming civil servants for failing to see the dangers they can see now. Now they trot out the same old line that since China has been suspected of being one of the main perpetrators of state-sponsored attacks, a risk is that the tech giant can be installing back doors in its equipment. Of course, Huawei has always denied that, because it made about as much sense as Intel doing the same thing to its chips installed in China. Huawei explained that it has no links with the Chinese government or military and receives no financial support from them. Indeed, nobody has ever found a single example of hardware modified to allow access for Chinese spooks.
In addition, BT has claimed that it had also taken measures to ensure its infrastructure was secure. In the meanwhile, the UK authorities also know that the reason it uses Huawei is because the company invests a lot in Britain. So, if Huawei is insulted too much, there’s a danger that the company might just cancel this practice. So, the development of trade links between the United Kingdom and China will prove tricky if Britain slams Huawei with the same level of intensity that the United States has managed.
June 21st,2013Posted by:
Friday, June 21st, 2013
|Slam, Slam, thank you mam done in a Tex ass twang.|
|posted by (2013-06-21 22:17:35)|
|If you think common sense is prevailing to use ANYTHING Chinese that can compromise your security then you all are sadly mistaken. Trusting the Chinese is like trusting a cat in a bird cage full of birds.|
|posted by (2013-06-21 22:23:41)|
|Oh and btw, the owner of Huawei was a Chinese General in the PLA. Now sit there and tell me this guy isn't working for the military in any shape or form.|
|Either way I don't use Huawei hardware because it's terrible|
|posted by (2013-06-22 16:15:59)|
|Can't trust the Americans, cant trust the Israelis, can't trust the British, can't trust the Aussies, can't trust the Russians, can't trust the Chinese...|
|posted by (2013-06-25 01:51:33)|
|good on uk|
|having your telecommunications run by a communist authoritarian regime that controls its population with fear and violence is not a good idea, it is run by the PLA and by the government that is what communism is all about!!! BE AFRAID England||
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