Huawei calls US Congress report 'China-bashing'
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Chinese tech giant Huawei on Monday called a congressional report warning of security risks from its telecom equipment "an exercise in China-bashing" as United States (US) lawmakers held firm to their allegations.
A US spokesman for Huawei said the report by the House Intelligence Committee, which warned of national security risks from equipment from Huawei and fellow Chinese firm ZTE, was "utterly lacking in substance." "Huawei unequivocally denies the allegations in the report," the spokesman, William Plummer, told reporters on a conference call.
Mr Plummer said Huawei requested the congressional investigation a year ago in an effort to clear the air and help provide a better understanding of how the telecom equipment industry shares a "global supply chain" that may lead to security vulnerabilities.
"The report utterly ignores these facts and dismisses 10 months of open information sharing," he said.