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Huawei helped North Korea build wireless network and secretly collected Czech data
South China Morning Post ^ | 07/22/2019 | Stuart Lau

Posted on 07/22/2019 2:59:59 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

On Monday, The Washington Post reported that, based on sources and documents it had obtained from a former Huawei employee, the company had “secretly helped” Pyongyang build and maintain North Korea’s commercial wireless network.

Huawei partnered with Panda International Information Technology, a Chinese state-owned firm, on a number of projects spanning at least eight years, according to The Post’s report.

The revelations raise questions about whether Huawei, which has used American technology in its components, violated US export controls to furnish equipment to North Korea, where the isolated regime has faced extensive international sanctions over its nuclear weapons programme and human rights abuses.

Also on Monday, Agence France-Presse reported, an investigation conducted by Czech public radio found that the Czech unit of Huawei “secretly collected personal data of customers, officials and business partners”.

Citing two former Huawei managers who spoke on condition of anonymity, the radio network said Huawei required them to enter the data into computer systems that “is only managed by Huawei headquarters in China”, according to AFP.

The personal information gathered included number of children, hobbies and the financial situation of designated subjects, it added.

In response to the dual reports on Monday, Huawei denied having violated any rules imposed by the EU or the United Nations.

Huawei, the world’s largest maker of telecoms equipment in terms of sales and one of the largest providers of 5G mobile technology, has become entangled in US President Donald Trump’s trade war with China.

Trump has held out the possibility of lifting some of the sanctions the US government has placed on the company, and Beijing has said they would need to be part of any negotiations.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Russia; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: 5g; china; czechrepublic; districtofcolumbia; espionage; europeanunion; huawei; japan; jeffbezos; korea; maga; nato; northkorea; pyongyang; republicofkorea; russia; technology; trump; washingtoncompost; washingtonpost

1 posted on 07/22/2019 2:59:59 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Who picked up the Czech for this project?

2 posted on 07/22/2019 3:13:37 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Investigate! Investigate! There are charges yet to fabricate!)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

Hope they paid with a bad Czech.


3 posted on 07/22/2019 9:25:22 PM PDT by Lurker (Peaceful coexistence with the Left is not possible. Stop pretending that it is.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Time for Huawei to “hit the highway”. No more US or Allies dealing with the Red Chinese.

Time for American technology to build the electronic systems Huawei had a monopoly on, even if it means pirating and copying them for our own use.

Turnabout is fair in love and war and this is WAR.

4 posted on 07/23/2019 12:52:40 AM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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