It’s like a never-ending battle between the US and Huawei.
Amidst the current challenges that people are facing, the US government tightened the restrictions on Huawei.
The new restrictions are limiting Huawei Technologies Company to purchase electronic components for their products.
The US Government aims to prevent Huawei to purchase computer chips, which they can get from the US market.
The US Commerce Department specified that any of US Technology that will be used for Huawei, must have a US license first. They elaborated on this statement during the ordeal.
US Commerce Secretary Ross stated, “As we have restricted its access to US technology, Huawei and its affiliates have worked through third parties to harness US technology in a manner that undermines US national security and foreign policy interests.”
“This multi-pronged action demonstrates our continuing commitment to impeding Huawei’s ability to do so,”he added.
The US still believes that Huawei’s technology is used by the Chinese government. This is to breach personal data from the Huawei users.
This has then pressured Governments around the world to cut ties with the company. They also name Huawei as a national security threat.
Huawei has contested those claims. They argue that the US is threatened by economic competition.
Huawei is a National Threat
Former CEO of Google Eric Schmidt pointed out that Huawei has engaged in unacceptable practices that threaten any organizations’ security.
Ex-Google Boss Eric Schmidt, has warned everybody that Huawei poses a national threat to security by getting information from its routers and has “ultimately ended up in the hands of Chinese Government.”
Schmidt quoted in a documentary aired on BBC radio, “There’s no question that information from Huawei routers has ultimately ended up in hands that would appear to be the state,” he added.
Schmidt specified that Huawei’s motive is to spy on organizations such as NSA.
He also added that Huawei’s operations as a form of “signals intelligence” that work on behalf of their Government.
Huawei Vice President Victor Zhang denied the allegations.
He states, “The allegations made by Eric Schmidt, who now works for the U.S. government, are simply not true and, as with similar assertions in the past, are not backed by evidence.”
Huawei has frequently denied accusations that it passes data to Beijing and insists on its independence from its Government.