Huawei Helped to Build North Korean 3G Network: Report
A new report by The Washington Post adds a new twist to the already dramatic tale describing the relations between the United States and Chinese tech giant Huawei. According to the report, Huawei may have violated US sanctions on North Korea by helping to set up and maintain the country’s 3G mobile network.
Huawei has denied the report, claiming that it has “no business presence” in North Korea and that the company “is fully committed to comply with all applicable laws and regulations in the countries and regions where we operate, including all export control and sanction laws and regulations of the UN, US, and EU.”
In May of this year, Trump signed an executive order extending the federal ban on Huawei products to the private sector, citing security concerns. Huawei was placed on the “Entity List,” thereby forbidding US firms from doing business with the company. But after meeting with China’s President Xi on June 29, Trump said he had agreed to allow US firms to continue selling products to Huawei. Last week, US lawmakers introduced a new bill that aims block the decision to remove Huawei from the entity list. This new report may cement Huawei’s place on the entity list, especially considering Washington’s tough stance on North Korea.