Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Needs cyber-security to be Regarded as a technical rather than ideological Dilemma and is open to supervision by European governments to prove the Stage, a senior company executive is expected to State on Thursday evening.
The remarks due to be sent in a language by Abraham Liu, Huawei’s primary representative to EU institutions, come as the firm finds itself under fire over ties with the Chinese government and suspicion which Beijing may use its technology for hacking, and that the company denies.
Liu will reiterate that Huawei has not and would never harm the interests of customers or countries.
“Cyber-security should stay as a technical issue rather than an ideological issue. Since technical issues can always be solved through the right solutions while ideological issue cannot,” Liu will say at the company’s Chinese New Year reception in Brussels, according to a copy of his address seen by Reuters.
“We are always willing to take the supervision and suggestions of European governments, clients and partners.”
Liu will state that Huawei apparatus, analyzed by numerous labs and telecoms operators, have never caused any critical cyber-security breaches.
The United States has launched a campaign to convince European allies not to use gear in the world’s biggest producer of telecoms gear for 5G networks, citing security risks.
The French Senate on Wednesday rejected proposed legislation aimed at toughening tests on telecoms gear despite the US warnings. Germany has stated it needs high data security standards for its 5G network.