Chinese tech giant Huawei criticises US security complaints
BEIJING (AP) - Chinese tech giant Huawei on Monday criticised US claims that the company might be a security risk as trade protectionism that harms consumers.
The comments came as Huawei Technologies Ltd., a maker of network switching gear and smartphones, disclosed details of its 2012 performance in an effort to show transparency and allay security concerns.
At a news conference, chief financial officer Cathy Meng expressed frustration about US security complaints. She said Americans pay about twice what Europeans do for third- and fourth-generation mobile phone service and suggested it was due to impediments to competition.
"These measures using trade protectionism to interfere with free competition will ultimately harm the benefits of end users and consumers," Ms Meng said. "As we continue to invest in this industry and work with our customers, our customers and markets generally see the value we create for them."