Chinese telco accuses US of harassing workers

Bloomberg September 3 | Updated on September 03, 2019 Published on September 03, 2019

Huawei Technologies lashed out at the US government on Tuesday, accusing Washington of orchestrating a campaign to intimidate its employees and launching cyber-attacks to try and infiltrate its internal technology systems.

China’s largest technology company said the American government had instructed law enforcement agencies to threaten and attempt to manipulate its employees. Huawei also accused the US of launching attacks against its networks, the company said in a statement without elaborating.

The accusations ratchet up tensions between Huawei and the Trump administration, which has accused the networking giant of aiding Beijing in espionage and labeled it a national security risk. Washington has blacklisted the Chinese company, curbing the sales of the American technology Huawei needs to make its phones and telecommunications equipment.

It has been using every tool at its disposal including both judicial and administrative powers, as well as a host of other unscrupulous means to disrupt the normal business operations of Huawei and its partners, the company said in its statement. Other measures included instructing law enforcement to threaten, menace, coerce, entice, and incite both current and former Huawei employees to turn against the company and work for them.

Published on September 03, 2019
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