"Prism, prism on the wall, who is the most reliable of them?" Huawei Go Ping's rotating head on Tuesday at Mobile World Congress 2019. But Go did not talk about Snow White.
Huawei is under attack all over the world, when countries such as the United States, Canada, Great Britain, New Zealand and Australia, cast doubt on the close ties between the technology company and the Chinese government. and warns against possible spying on Beijing. The US Department of Justice has even blamed Huawei for scams, impediments to justice, and embezzlement of commercial secrecy from T-Mobile during a strange press conference last month. But in his speech in Barcelona, Guo made it clear that the company will not remain in the defense.
This was rolled over by the US Government with comments on massive surveillance in America, in particular, the National Security Agency's information disclosure program, Edward Guno, argued that Huawei not only deployed the most innovative technologies in the world but also provided a safe environment for everyone. In addition, Guo insisted during his 17-minute mainstream speech that the company "does not have and will never start backdoors," which quickly becomes a company's line.
A significant part of the conflict around Huawei focuses on deploying the 5G network. The United States is concerned that the 5G infrastructure created with Huawei technology will provide China's governments with a wide range of opportunities to monitor or manage another new generation of networks in the world.
"The irony is that the US law of CLOUD allows its government agencies to access data across borders," said Go. Sending her "Prism, prism on the wall, which is the most reliable of all?", On the screen followed by the logo of the NIS PRISM program. Otherwise, the tricked audience exploded in scattered applause.
"This is an important issue. And if you do not understand it, you can turn to Edward Snowden, "continued Go, as a laugh from the crowd. "We can not use prisms, crystal balls or policies to manage cyber security. This is a challenge we all share. "
Guo reiterated these comments in the Financial Times this week, in which he states that "the more Huawei equipment installed in global telecommunications networks, the harder it becomes for
As in the MWC, and in the Financial Times, Gu failed to mention their own mass surveillance programs, censorship and interned in China, of course.
Huawei has been protecting for some time, and senior executives Huawei founder and CEO Ren Rente gave rare interviews with the US media this month to insist that the company does not act in the interest of the Chinese government.
Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Vancouver on December 1, 2018. at the request of the US government. In particular, Meng is the daughter of Huawei's general manager, Ren Zhengfei, and the Chinese government has said that allegations made by the US Department of Justice are unfounded and politically motivated. President Donald Trump did not help the matter, bearing in mind that Meng could be fired in the framework of his trade agreement with China.
The battle between Huawei and the West is not the end. And since countries from the "other" side of the New Cold War (like Russia) are still cutting off their Internet from the rest of the world, we are likely to see the balkanization of a technical community that has not existed ever since.
The stereotype of the last Cold War was that, that the "other" party did not have a sense of humor. But this seems to have changed dramatically when the new Cold War was heated. Chinese companies can sing Snow White rhymes all day long. Just do not ask them about Winnie the Pooh.
[Mobile World Live and Huawei Press Release]