The Chinese telecommunications giant, which intends to deliver vital technology for the new 5G UK mobile network, received money from state security branch offices in Beijing.
The United States intelligence agency, which has been shown to the United Kingdom, says that Huawei has taken money from the People’s Liberation Army, the Chinese National Security Commission, and the third branch of the Chinese intelligence network, according to one source from Britain.
US intelligence has accused Huawei Technologies of being funded by Chinese state security, the Times reported on Saturday, adding a list of allegations facing the Chinese technology company in the West.
The CIA has accused Huawei of receiving funds from the Chinese National Security Commission, the National Liberation Army, and third-party branches of the Chinese intelligence network, the source said.
Earlier this year, US intelligence officials shared their allegations with other members of the Five Eyes Intelligence Sharing group, which includes the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, according to the bit.ly/2KT7ztd report.
Huawei dismissed charges in a statement he cited.
“Huawei does not comment on unsubstantiated allegations backed up by zero evidence from anonymous sources,” a Huawei representative told The Times.
The company, the CIA, and the Chinese Foreign Ministry did not immediately respond to requests for comments.
The accusation comes at a time of trade tensions between Washington and Beijing and concerns about the United States that Huawei’s equipment could be used for espionage. The company said the concerns were unfounded.
Authorities in the United States are investigating Huawei for alleged violations of sanctions.
Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s Chief Financial Officer and founder’s daughter, Ren Zhengfei, was arrested in December in Canada on a US request for bank and wire fraud for violating US sanctions against Iran.
She denies abuse, and her father previously stated that the arrest was “politically motivated.”
Amid such allegations, the leading Western educational institutions have recently broken ties with Huawei to avoid losing federal funds.
Another Chinese technology company, ZTE Corp. 0763.HK, 000063.SZ, was also at the center of similar controversy in the United States.
US sanctions forced ZTE to close down most jobs between April and July last year, after officials from the Ministry of Commerce said it violated the pact and was illegally imprisoned for illegally exporting goods from the US to Iran and the US North Korea promoted. The sanctions were lifted after ZTE had paid $ 1.4 billion in fines.
It was earlier this week reported that the United States, meeting in Prague next month, will urge its allies to take joint security and political measures that will make it harder for Huawei to dominate the 5G telecommunications networks.