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Mythbusters

Myth 1: Huawei gets cheap loans or lines of credit from Chinese banks.

Wrong. In fact, 80% of every euro of our financing comes from non-Chinese global banks.

Myth 2: Huawei has a communist party cell that runs the company.

Yes, there is a communist party branch in Huawei, as there is one in Walmart, Ericsson, Samsung and presumably the BHPs, Rio Tintos and other large companies operating in China; it’s the law. In fact, three out of four foreign joint ventures in China have a branch. But that branch has no say in our operations. It meets in non-working hours and looks after staff social issues and activities. It has nothing to do with the management of company and is run by a retired employee of the company.

Myth 3: Under Chinese National Intelligence Law, Huawei has to cooperate and collaborate in intelligence work.

The law actually contains safeguards that discharge individuals and organisations from providing support that would contradict their legitimate rights and interests. And that law has no legitimacy outside China. We obey the laws of every country in which we operate. To do otherwise would be corporate suicide.

The United States alleges that Huawei’s equipment is a threat to national security. What is Huawei’s response?

The allegations from the United States have not been backed up by any evidence so far. Huawei’s devices and networks are not a threat to the United States, or any country.

In the 30 years since Huawei’s founding, we have served over three billion people across 170 countries and maintained a spotless cyber security track record. There has never been a single major cyber security incident. We have embedded strict security requirements into all of our systems used globally. We fully abide by all local laws and regulations in every nation we operate in.

The United States alleges that Huawei’s equipment is a threat to national security. What is Huawei’s response?

The allegations from the United States have not been backed up by any evidence so far. Huawei’s devices and networks are not a threat to the United States, or any country.

In the 30 years since Huawei’s founding, we have served over three billion people across 170 countries and maintained a spotless cyber security track record. There has never been a single major cyber security incident. We have embedded strict security requirements into all of our systems used globally. We fully abide by all local laws and regulations in every nation we operate in.

Myth 4: Huawei equipment is a threat to the national security of the United States of America

False. The allegations from the United States have not been backed up by any evidence so far. Huawei’s devices and networks are not a threat to the United States, or any country. In the 30 years since Huawei’s founding, we have served over three billion people across 170 countries and maintained a spotless cyber security track record. There has never been a single major cyber security incident. We have embedded strict security requirements into all of our systems used globally. We fully abide by all local laws and regulations in every nation we operate in. According to analysis conducted by economist Debra J. Aron, the ban could cost the US up to $240 billion. Eliminating a partner like Huawei will create a duopoly in the US market, harming competition, stifling innovation, increasing costs for consumers and exacerbating the digital divide. According to analysis conducted by economist Debra J. Aron, the ban could cost the US up to $240 billion. Eliminating a partner like Huawei will create a duopoly in the US market, harming competition, stifling innovation, increasing costs for consumers and exacerbating the digital divide.

Myth 5: Huawei is a foreign company in Europe

False. Huawei has been operating in Europe for 20 years and considers Europe as its second home. Huawei is a key solutions provider to the speedy economic recovery of Europe and is in the process of investing billions of euros in Europe in 5G factories.