Huawei to sell undersea cable business amid trade feud with US

"We are willing to sign no-spy agreements with countries", Huawei Chairman Liang Hua said, as quoted by National Public Radio. This is not to say that China is uniquely bad; most countries, including in the West, have similar "give us what we want and don't you dare tell anyone" laws, including the UK.

Liang accused the US of inappropriate conduct, while at the same time striking a conciliatory tone - a response reflecting a level of exasperation now felt by the Chinese tech giant.

Huawei is one of China's most successful tech companies with a global footprint.

Huawei is the world's largest telecom vendor and the second-largest smartphone maker behind Samsung.

Some experts both for and against the ban are concerned about the effect of its implementation on American companies.

Three months ago, The Wall Street cited USA security officials which claimed Huawei Marine could also be a part of that national risk.

Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of State and a former CIA chief, indicated there is credible intelligence fueling concerns about Huawei.

President Trump signed a bill in 2018 banning both Huawei and ZTE's devices.

In the meantime, Huawei has resorted to a blitz of media interviews to share the company's view that it's being unfairly used as a pawn in the high-stakes U.S. Suzanne Spaulding, who led DHS cybersecurity efforts during the Obama administration, faulted the Trump administration for not demonstrating "what specifically Huawei and China could do to overcome our security concerns".

If the effort "to reduce [China's] overall dependence on the USA tech sector is successful", warned Stamos, who's now a Hoover fellow at Stanford University, China "could emerge as the indispensable nation in consumer technology".

Huawei has become the most visible target of the US government in the clash over trade with China. The U.S has pressured other countries, such as the United Kingdom, to not use Huawei's gear as well for 5G networks. Meng, the daughter of Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei, is under house arrest in Canada and fighting extradition to the United States.

Experts in China say that the US government's ban might hurt Huawei in the short term, however, in the long term this might strengthen the company even more. Most Huawei phones run on Google's Android operating systems.

The U.S. authorities claimed that the Chinese company represented a national security threat and began banning the company's operations with accusations on espionage.

Huawei may also have been motivated by worldwide concern that the company can use its undersea cables to monitor intercontinental communications, Fu said. But that will take some time.

A number of countries have also blocked Huawei from working on their mobile networks and companies have stepped back from the firm following the U.S. ban, citing legal requirements.

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