Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Needs cyber-security to be viewed as a technical Instead of ideological Dilemma and is Amenable to Oversight by European governments to prove the point, a senior company executive is expected to say on Thursday evening.
The remarks due to be delivered in a language by Abraham Liu, Huawei’s chief representative to EU institutions, come as the company finds itself under fire over ties with the Chinese authorities and feeling that Beijing may use its technology for hacking, which the company denies.
Liu will reiterate that Huawei hasn’t and would never harm the interests of consumers or nations.
“Cyber-security should stay as a technical problem rather than an ideological issue. Because technical problems can always be solved through the ideal solutions while ideological problem cannot,” Liu will state in the company’s Chinese New Year reception in Brussels, according to a copy of his speech seen by Reuters.
“We’re always willing to take the oversight and suggestions of all European governments, customers and partners.”
Liu will say that Huawei apparatus, analyzed by numerous regulators and telecoms operators, haven’t caused any serious cyber-security breaches.
The USA has launched a campaign to convince European allies to not utilize gear from the world’s biggest producer of telecoms gear for 5G networks, citing security risks.
Germany has said it wants high data security standards because of its 5G network.