Huawei Employee CVs Show Potential Links To The Chinese Government

New insight reveals a direct link between employees of Chinese technology company Huawei and the Chinese government.

The analysis looked at Huawei staff curriculum vitae that showed “key mid-level technical personnel employed by Huawei have strong backgrounds in work closely associated with intelligence gathering and military activities.” This new finding is yet another piece of the puzzle  for Huawei’s story.

Huawei’s presence in countries outside of China has posed national security questions for many governments looking to implement its 5G technology. In May, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo threatened the intelligence sharing partnership with Britain if it allowed Huawei technology in an interview with Sky News. Despite these sharp allegations, Huawei has vehemently denied any such link.

The analysis was conducted by Christopher Balding, who is an associate professor at Fulbright University Vietnam and works with the Henry Jackson Society in London. Balding told CNBC that although he couldn’t prove “that the Chinese state has directly ordered a Huawei employee to commit acts of espionage or similar behavior,” he did see that “the CVs do talk of behavior such as information interception and we know of instances where a Huawei employee holds a dual position in the PLA Strategic Support Force which oversees the electronic warfare and similar non-traditional warfare units.

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