[funsec] Huawei Sets Its Sights on U.S. Market

Paul Ferguson fergdawg at netzero.net
Sat Jan 5 23:34:35 CST 2008


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Interesting article, but I've heard these concerns voiced elsewhere
in the not-so-distant past, too.

Fear & loathing, or genuine concern? You decide.

Via The Washington Post.

[snip]

- From a fortress-like corporate campus in this southern city [Shenzhen,
China], retired army officer Ren Zhengfei is building one of China's most
successful experiments in capitalism. A mammoth operation with 70,000
employees and strong backing from the state, Huawei Technologies brags that
its goal is to dominate telecommunications equipment markets all over the
world.

Its current focus: America.

Fueling [U.S.] lawmakers' unease about the Huawei deal is that no one knows
exactly who owns it. Technically, Huawei is a private venture, not
state-owned. But the company won't reveal information about its
shareholders except to say it's "100 percent employee-owned," with its
chief executive owning 1 percent.

Research organization Rand Corp. said that Huawei has "deep ties" with the
Chinese military. It is not only a customer of Huawei's, Rand said in an
analysis prepared for the U.S. government, but also was a "political patron
and research and development partner."

[snip]

More:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/05/AR200801050
2608.html

- - ferg

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