Huawei willing to sign ‘no-spy agreement’ with US, chairman says

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A top Huawei executive on Tuesday said the Chinese telecommunications giant would be willing to sign a “no-spy agreement” with the U.S. in response to intelligence officials raising concerns that the company may be sharing information with China’s government, NPR reported.

“We are willing to sign a no-spy agreement with the U.S.,” Chairman Liang Hua told reporters visiting the company’s headquarters in Shenzen, China. “The U.S. has not bought from us, is not buying from us and doesn’t have plans to buy from us. So, I don’t know if there’s opportunity to sign such an agreement.”

Huawei has offered similar agreements to the United Kingdom and Germany, according to NPR.

{mosads}The U.S. has been its urging allies to sever ties with Huawei. The Trump administration last month moved to ban U.S. companies from doing business with the tech firm. That decision was later delayed by 90 days, though companies like Google have begun breaking off business with Huawei.

Liang criticized the administration’s push, saying “it is inappropriate to use political means to disrupt an industry.”

Huawei has repeatedly denied that it shares information with the Chinese government.

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