China accuses US of hypocrisy over Huawei, highlighting claims it spied on German leader Merkel

In this photo illustration, the Huawei logo and Chinese flag is seen displayed on an Android mobile phone. Remember, Snowden said US spied on Chancellor Merkel’s phone!,” she tweeted. In October 2013, Der Spiegel published a piece in which it claimed that the U.S. tapped Merkel’s phone. At the time, the White House insisted in a statement that it “is not monitoring and will not monitor” Merkel’s phone. The decision over Huawei could spark a row between Germany, China and the U.S.


In this photo illustration, the Huawei logo and Chinese flag is seen displayed on an Android mobile phone.
Remember, Snowden said US spied on Chancellor Merkel’s phone!,” she tweeted.
In October 2013, Der Spiegel published a piece in which it claimed that the U.S. tapped Merkel’s phone.
At the time, the White House insisted in a statement that it “is not monitoring and will not monitor” Merkel’s phone.
The decision over Huawei could spark a row between Germany, China and the U.S.
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China accuses US of hypocrisy over Huawei, highlighting claims it spied on German leader Merkel

In this photo illustration, the Huawei logo and Chinese flag is seen displayed on an Android mobile phone.

5G refers to next-generation mobile networks that promise super-fast data speeds and the ability to underpin critical infrastructure, which is why it is viewed as so high stakes. The U.S. is concerned that Huawei has close links to the Chinese Communist Party and point to laws that appear to compel companies to comply with any requests for data from Beijing. Huawei has said it would never give customer data to the government .

The threat of cutting off intelligence sharing is an argument that the U.S. has used several times , including against the U.K. which recently allowed Huawei to play a limited role in its 5G networks .

On Sunday, Richard Grenell, the U.S. ambassador to Germany, tweeted that President Donald Trump had called him and instructed him to “make clear that any nation who chooses to use an untrustworthy 5G vendor will jeopardize our ability to share intelligence and information at the highest level.”

The U.S. has maintained that China’s Huawei is a national security risk and that its networking equipment could be used by Beijing for espionage on American citizens. Huawei has repeatedly denied those claims.

China has accused the U.S. of double standards in its criticisms of telecommunications giant Huawei, bringing up a past allegation that Washington tapped the phone of German Chancellor Angela Merkel .

In response to Grenell’s tweet, Hua Chunying, the spokesperson for China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, accused the U.S. of hypocrisy.

“Who he (Grenell) is threatening? Who’s the real threat? Remember, Snowden said US spied on Chancellor Merkel’s phone!,” she tweeted.

In 2013, former U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden released numerous documents relating to the organization’s activities. German publication Der Spiegel reported at the time that the documents revealed the NSA had bugged European Union offices in Washington and infiltrated the EU’s computer networks.

In October 2013, Der Spiegel published a piece in which it claimed that the U.S. tapped Merkel’s phone. The allegations led to an investigation by German federal prosecutors which was eventually dropped because of a lack of evidence that would stand up in court.

At the time, the White House insisted in a statement that it “is not monitoring and will not monitor” Merkel’s phone.

The latest salvo between the U.S. and China comes after more than a year of pressure on Huawei. The Chinese giant was put on a U.S. blacklist last year, restricting its access to American technology. Last week, the Department of Justice expanded its indictment against Huawei, accusing the company of racketeering and plotting to steal trade secrets from American companies. Huawei denies the allegations.

Germany is the next battleground between the U.S. and Huawei after the U.K. decided to allow the Chinese firm a partial role in its 5G networks. Germany has yet to decide whether to exclude Huawei.

Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union party backed a strategy paper that stops short of a full ban on Huawei’s involvement in Germany’s next-generation mobile infrastructure. Bloomberg reported that a vote will take place this week on this paper in a motion that dubs 5G as “critical infrastructure” that must have the highest security standards. The draft motion does not single out China or Huawei, Bloomberg said.

The decision over Huawei could spark a row between Germany, China and the U.S. If there is not an outright ban on Huawei, the U.S. will feel slighted. But if Huawei is banned, China is no doubt going to be angered. Germany will have to carefully balance its relationship with the U.S. and China, two of the country’s top trading partners.

Over the weekend, U.S. lawmakers continued to ramp up pressure on Huawei. U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Chinese domination of 5G would be akin to “choosing autocracy over democracy on the information highway.”

Meanwhile, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo described Huawei and Chinese state-backed tech companies as “Trojan horses for Chinese intelligence.”


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Pelosi says working with China’s Huawei is like ‘choosing autocracy over democracy’

“This is about choosing autocracy over democracy on the information highway,” Pelosi, D-Calif., said during a press conference at the annual Munich Security Conference. “This is the information highway of the now, and why would we want to give license to the Chinese to direct the traffic on that information highway of the future?” The Trump administration is working to isolate Huawei, the world’s largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer, from developing a larger foothold in U.S. partner


“This is about choosing autocracy over democracy on the information highway,” Pelosi, D-Calif., said during a press conference at the annual Munich Security Conference.
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Pelosi says working with China's Huawei is like 'choosing autocracy over democracy'

MUNICH — As the globe races to develop 5G networks, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned Sunday that accepting Chinese domination of the technology would be akin to “choosing autocracy over democracy.”

“This is about choosing autocracy over democracy on the information highway,” Pelosi, D-Calif., said during a press conference at the annual Munich Security Conference. “It is about putting the state police in the pocket of every consumer in these countries, because of the Chinese way. And so, you ask about an alternative, and what I said a couple of days ago and yesterday, is that it should not be a sinofication of the information highway but an internationalization of it.”

“This is the information highway of the now, and why would we want to give license to the Chinese to direct the traffic on that information highway of the future?” she continued. “It is a big price to pay in terms of national security, in terms of economy and in terms of our values and our governance. And that is why we have bipartisan support for this position. It is not about an economic advantage, it is about a values urgency: autocracy versus democracy. And we choose democracy.”

Pelosi had previously warned U.S. allies at the security forum to stay clear of Huawei, calling it “the most insidious form of aggression.”

Similarly, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo described Huawei and other Chinese state-backed tech companies as “Trojan horses for Chinese intelligence.” Secretary of Defense Mark Esper also said in a speech at the Munich Security Conference that Beijing was carrying out a “nefarious strategy” through telecommunications firm Huawei.

Read more: Pelosi warns US allies: ‘Don’t go near Huawei’

Their comments come on the heels of new charges brought against Huawei by the U.S. Justice Department and underline bipartisan suspicion of Huawei.

The Trump administration is working to isolate Huawei, the world’s largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer, from developing a larger foothold in U.S. partner countries. The administration has specifically worked to keep members of the “five eyes” intelligence-sharing group — the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia and New Zealand — from working with Huawei.

Last month, the Trump administration expressed disappointment after the U.K. announced it would allow Huawei to have limited access to some British 5G mobile networks. “The United States is disappointed by the U.K.’s decision,” a senior Trump administration official wrote in a Jan. 28 emailed statement to CNBC. The official added that the Trump administration will work “with the U.K. on a way forward that results in the exclusion of untrusted vendor components from 5G networks.”

U.S. officials have long complained that Chinese intellectual property theft has cost the economy billions of dollars in revenue and thousands of jobs and that it threatens national security. China maintains that it does not engage in intellectual property theft.

On Monday, a White House official told a small group of reporters on the sidelines of the Munich forum that the U.S. wants to develop partnerships with the telecom industry in order to counter Huawei’s offerings.

Robert Blair, White House special representative for international telecommunications policy, also called on the U.K. to take a “hard look” at its decision to use Huawei equipment.

Vice President Mike Pence told CNBC last week that London’s decision could jeopardize trade talks between the U.K. and the United States.

Read more: Vice President Pence: ‘We’ll see’ if UK decision on Huawei is a deal breaker for a trade pact

“We’re anxious to build our economic ties, but we have made it clear to Prime Minister [Boris] Johnson and to officials in the U.K., that as we expand opportunities to build out 5G across this country … we want to see our companies meet the needs in the United States and U.K. and among all our allies without the compromise of privacy and the compromise of security that necessarily comes with Huawei and control by the Chinese Communist Party,” Pence told CNBC’s Wilfred Frost.


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US officials’ warnings about China are ‘lies, not based on facts,’ foreign minister says

MUNICH — China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Saturday that U.S. criticisms of Beijing were “lies” and blamed Washington for the tumultuous relationship between the world’s two largest economies. Wang’s comments at the Munich Security Conference followed those of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, both delivering back-to-back speeches accusing China of malign activities. And on that point, China has had a border or maritime dispute with nearly every nation borde


MUNICH — China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Saturday that U.S. criticisms of Beijing were “lies” and blamed Washington for the tumultuous relationship between the world’s two largest economies.
Wang’s comments at the Munich Security Conference followed those of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, both delivering back-to-back speeches accusing China of malign activities.
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US officials' warnings about China are 'lies, not based on facts,' foreign minister says

MUNICH — China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Saturday that U.S. criticisms of Beijing were “lies” and blamed Washington for the tumultuous relationship between the world’s two largest economies.

“The root cause of all these problems and issues is that the U.S. does not want to see rapid development and rejuvenation of China, still less would they want to accept the success of a socialist country, but that is not fair, China has the right to develop,” Wang said during a discussion at the Munich Security Conference.

“China’s drive towards modernization is an inevitable trend of history and will not be held back or stopped by any force in the world because it represents the direction of human progress,” he added.

Wang’s comments at the Munich Security Conference followed those of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, both delivering back-to-back speeches accusing China of malign activities.

“China encroaches on the exclusive economic zones of Vietnam, the Philippines, and Indonesia. And on that point, China has had a border or maritime dispute with nearly every nation bordering it,” Pompeo told an audience at the security forum. “And let’s talk for a second about the other realm, cybersecurity. Huawei and other Chinese state-backed tech companies are Trojan horses for Chinese intelligence,” he added.

Esper said Beijing was caring out a “nefarious strategy” through telecommunications firm Huawei. “It is essential that we as an international community wake up to the challenges presented by Chinese manipulation of the long-standing international rules-based order,” he warned.


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Huawei claims US charges of stealing trade secrets are an attempt to ‘irrevocably damage’ its image

Chinese tech giant Huawei said new charges brought against the company by the U.S. Department of Justice were without merit and were part of an attempt to “irrevocably damage Huawei’s reputation and its business.” Federal prosecutors announced Thursday new criminal charges against Huawei and two of its U.S. subsidiaries, which included racketeering conspiracy charges and a charge of plotting to steal trade secrets from American companies. The superseding indictment, announced in federal court in


Chinese tech giant Huawei said new charges brought against the company by the U.S. Department of Justice were without merit and were part of an attempt to “irrevocably damage Huawei’s reputation and its business.”
Federal prosecutors announced Thursday new criminal charges against Huawei and two of its U.S. subsidiaries, which included racketeering conspiracy charges and a charge of plotting to steal trade secrets from American companies.
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Huawei claims US charges of stealing trade secrets are an attempt to 'irrevocably damage' its image

Chinese telecom giant Huawei announced on October 16, 2019 that it has passed the 400,000 5G antennas mark, the fifth generation of mobile phones, in the world with 56 operators who have already started to roll out the new mobile network.

Chinese tech giant Huawei said new charges brought against the company by the U.S. Department of Justice were without merit and were part of an attempt to “irrevocably damage Huawei’s reputation and its business.”

Federal prosecutors announced Thursday new criminal charges against Huawei and two of its U.S. subsidiaries, which included racketeering conspiracy charges and a charge of plotting to steal trade secrets from American companies.

Huawei also allegedly assisted Iran’s government in domestic surveillance during the 2009 demonstrations in Tehran and tried to conceal the scope of its business in North Korea, according to the indictment.

The superseding indictment, announced in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, adds to previous charges filed against Huawei. The earlier charges, unsealed last January, alleged the company lied to banks, committed wire fraud and violated economic sanctions against Iran, and Huawei pleaded not guilty to those charges.

“These new charges are without merit and are based largely on recycled civil disputes from the last 20 years that have been previously settled, litigated and, in some cases, rejected by federal judges and juries,” Huawei said in a statement Friday morning. “The US government will not prevail with its charges, which we will prove to be both unfounded and unfair.”

Huawei is involved in a number of legal battles in the United States: Federal prosecutors indicted Huawei in Seattle on theft of trade secret charges relating to T-Mobile, which was also unsealed last January.

Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, charged with bank and wire fraud that were said to have violated U.S. sanctions on Iran, faces extradition to the United States. Meng, the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, was arrested in Vancouver, Canada in December 2018.

The Chinese firm has also filed two lawsuits against Verizon alleging the U.S. carrier infringed patents held by Huawei.


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Trump administration ramps us pressure on Huawei

Trump administration ramps us pressure on HuaweiCNBC’s Arjun Kharpal outlines the latest U.S. allegations against Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, which include accusations that the firm stole trade secrets and engaged in business with sanctioned countries including Iran.


Trump administration ramps us pressure on HuaweiCNBC’s Arjun Kharpal outlines the latest U.S. allegations against Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, which include accusations that the firm stole trade secrets and engaged in business with sanctioned countries including Iran.
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Trump administration ramps us pressure on Huawei

CNBC’s Arjun Kharpal outlines the latest U.S. allegations against Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, which include accusations that the firm stole trade secrets and engaged in business with sanctioned countries including Iran.


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Pelosi warns US allies: ‘Don’t go near Huawei’

Her comments come after the Justice Department brought new charges against Huawei, accusing it of racketeering and plotting to steal trade secrets from U.S. companies. Pelosi’s hard stance against Huawei represents one of her few areas of agreement with President Donald Trump. The Trump administration is working to isolate Huawei from developing a larger foothold in U.S. partner countries. Last month, the Trump administration expressed disappointment after the U.K. announced it would allow Huawe


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Pelosi warns US allies: 'Don't go near Huawei'

Speaker of the House of Represenatives Nancy Pelosi speaks during a discussion at the Munich Security Conference on February 14, 2020 in Munich, Germany.

MUNICH — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday warned nations against doing business with Chinese telecom giant Huawei and called on other nations to work with the U.S. as the globe races to develop 5G networks.

Her comments come after the Justice Department brought new charges against Huawei, accusing it of racketeering and plotting to steal trade secrets from U.S. companies.

“This is the most insidious form of aggression, to have that line of communication, 5G, dominated by an autocratic government that does not share our values,” Pelosi, D-Calif., told an audience at the Munich Security Conference.

“If you want to build a collective conscience of values and respect for human rights and the rest, don’t go near Huawei and instead, let’s internationalize and build something together that will be about freedom of information,” she added.

Pelosi’s hard stance against Huawei represents one of her few areas of agreement with President Donald Trump. The Trump administration is working to isolate Huawei from developing a larger foothold in U.S. partner countries. The administration has specifically worked to keep members of the “five eyes” intelligence-sharing group — the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia and New Zealand — from working with Huawei.

Last month, the Trump administration expressed disappointment after the U.K. announced it would allow Huawei to have limited access to some British 5G mobile networks. “The United States is disappointed by the U.K.’s decision,” a senior Trump administration official wrote in a Jan. 28 emailed statement to CNBC. The official added that the Trump administration will work “with the U.K. on a way forward that results in the exclusion of untrusted vendor components from 5G networks.”

U.S. officials have long complained that Chinese intellectual property theft has cost the economy billions of dollars in revenue and thousands of jobs and that it threatens national security. China maintains that it does not engage in intellectual property theft.

“I’ve been tracking China for 30 years on trade, intellectual property and the rest of it, and I tell you unequivocally, without any hesitation: Be very careful … unless you want to end up with a society like China or an economy like China, which is not in the free enterprise mode,” Pelosi said, reiterating that countries need to work with the U.S. on 5G development.

A White House official told a small group of reporters on the sidelines of the Munich forum that the U.S. wants to develop partnerships with the telecom industry in order to counter Huawei’s offerings.

Robert Blair, White House special representative for international telecommunications policy, also called on the U.K. to take a “hard look” at its decision to use Huawei equipment.

Vice President Mike Pence told CNBC last week that London’s decision could jeopardize trade talks between the U.K. and the United States.

“We’re anxious to build our economic ties, but we have made it clear to Prime Minister [Boris] Johnson and to officials in the U.K., that as we expand opportunities to build out 5G across this country … we want to see our companies meet the needs in the United States and U.K. and among all our allies without the compromise of privacy and the compromise of security that necessarily comes with Huawei and control by the Chinese Communist Party,” Pence told CNBC’s Wilfred Frost.

Read more: Vice President Pence: ‘We’ll see’ if UK decision on Huawei is a deal breaker for a trade pact

When asked about the issue by CNBC on his first day as secretary of Defense, Mark Esper said he was “very concerned about Chinese technology getting into our systems or the systems of our allies.”

“Huawei is the poster child right now for that,” Esper said, adding that the U.S. trade war with China is as much about national security as it is about the economy.

In 2018, the Pentagon halted sales of Huawei and ZTE mobile phones and modems on military bases around the world, citing potential security risks. Huawei and ZTE have previously denied allegations that their products are used to spy on Americans.


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Trump ‘apoplectic’ with UK over Huawei 5G decision as US suggests taking stake in Nokia, Ericsson

William Barr’s comments come after President Donald Trump expressed “apoplectic” fury towards U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson over Britain’s decision to allow Huawei limited participation in its 5G networks, according to a report from the Financial Times. 5G refers to next-generation mobile networks that promise super fast data speeds and will become critical to future infrastructure. The U.S. has been pressuring allies, including the U.K., to completely block Huawei from its 5G networks. Inst


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Trump 'apoplectic' with UK over Huawei 5G decision as US suggests taking stake in Nokia, Ericsson

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson (R) welcomes US President Donald Trump (L) to the NATO summit at the Grove hotel in Watford, northeast of London on December 4, 2019. Peter Nicholls | AFP | Getty Images

The U.S. Attorney General said America should consider taking a controlling stake in European telecoms equipment makers Nokia and Ericsson to “blunt” Chinese firm Huawei’s “drive to domination.” William Barr’s comments come after President Donald Trump expressed “apoplectic” fury towards U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson over Britain’s decision to allow Huawei limited participation in its 5G networks, according to a report from the Financial Times. 5G refers to next-generation mobile networks that promise super fast data speeds and will become critical to future infrastructure. Washington has maintained that Huawei’s equipment could be used for espionage on Americans by Beijing. The U.S. also argues that if Huawei owns 5G infrastructure, by default, it’s in the hands of China and they could shut down networks at any time. Huawei has denied all of the allegations.

The U.S. has been pressuring allies, including the U.K., to completely block Huawei from its 5G networks. But last month, Britain decided to allow Huawei to participate in a limited part of the 5G rollout and limit the Chinese company’s market share, in a move that was seen as a test for the relationship between the U.K. and U.S. The FT reported, citing officials, that after this decision, Trump and Johnson had a phone call in which the U.S. president expressed anger at the British Prime Minister. The White House and Downing Street were not immediately available for comment when contacted by CNBC.

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Huawei’s biggest rivals are Finnish firm Nokia and Swedish company Ericsson. The U.S. does not have a rival to the Chinese firm. But there have been rising calls to create an American competitor, a tough task given the long lead time and high cost it would take to develop the technology and the fact that 5G has already begun rolling out globally. Instead, Barr offered a different option, suggesting the U.S. find a way to take a controlling stake in Nokia and Ericsson. “We have to make a decision on the horse we’re going to ride in this race,” Barr said during a speech at a conference run by the Center for Strategic and International Studies. “Who is the 5G equipment supplier or suppliers that we will rely on to compete against Huawei around the globe to win contracts from operators and blunt Huawei’s drive to domination?” He said the Nokia and Ericsson don’t have “Huawei’s scale nor the backing of a powerful country with a large embedded market like China” and suggested the U.S. “actively” consider buying a stake. “There have been some proposals that these concerns could be met by the United States aligning itself with Nokia and or Ericsson through American ownership of a controlling stake either directly or through a consortium of private American and allied companies,” Barr said. “Putting our large market and financial muscle behind one or both of these firms, would make it a far more formidable competitor and eliminate concerns over … their staying power.” Ericsson declined to comment when contacted by CNBC. “We always welcome investor interest in Nokia. Beyond that we cannot comment on Mr Barr’s statement,” a Nokia spokesperson told CNBC. Ericsson shares were up near 3.7% around 10:0 a.m. London time while Nokia was just shy of 4% higher.

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Vice President Pence: ‘We’ll see’ if UK decision on Huawei is a deal breaker for a trade pact

WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence acknowledged Friday that the United Kingdom’s recent decision to grant Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei access to its 5G mobile networks could jeopardize trade talks between the United States and the U.K. Asked whether the Huawei decision was a deal breaker, Pence told CNBC’s Wilfred Frost: “We’ll see.” “The United States is disappointed by the U.K.’s decision,” a senior Trump administration official wrote in a Jan. 28 emailed statement to CNBC. So,


WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence acknowledged Friday that the United Kingdom’s recent decision to grant Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei access to its 5G mobile networks could jeopardize trade talks between the United States and the U.K.
Asked whether the Huawei decision was a deal breaker, Pence told CNBC’s Wilfred Frost: “We’ll see.”
“The United States is disappointed by the U.K.’s decision,” a senior Trump administration official wrote in a Jan. 28 emailed statement to CNBC.
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Vice President Pence: 'We'll see' if UK decision on Huawei is a deal breaker for a trade pact

WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence acknowledged Friday that the United Kingdom’s recent decision to grant Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei access to its 5G mobile networks could jeopardize trade talks between the United States and the U.K.

Asked whether the Huawei decision was a deal breaker, Pence told CNBC’s Wilfred Frost: “We’ll see.”

“We are profoundly disappointed because look, when I went at the president’s direction in September I met with Prime Minister Johnson and I told him the moment the U.K. was out of Brexit we were willing to begin to negotiate a free trade arrangement with the U.K.,” Pence said.

“But we just don’t believe that utilizing the assets and technologies of Huawei is consistent with the security or privacy interests of the U.K., of the United States and it remains a real issue between our two countries,” he added.

Pence added: “We’re anxious to build our economic ties, but we have made it clear to Prime Minister Johnson and to officials in the U.K., that as we expand opportunities to build out 5G across this country … we want to see our companies meet the needs in the United States and U.K. and among all our allies without the compromise of privacy and the compromise of security that necessarily comes with Huawei and control by the Chinese Communist Party.”

Last month, the Trump administration expressed disappointment after the U.K. announced it would allow Huawei to have limited access to some British 5G mobile networks.

“The United States is disappointed by the U.K.’s decision,” a senior Trump administration official wrote in a Jan. 28 emailed statement to CNBC. The official added that the Trump administration will work “with the U.K. on a way forward that results in the exclusion of untrusted vendor components from 5G networks.”

Trump has said that he would seek a major trade deal with the United Kingdom after the country left the European Union.

“We’re having very good trade talks between the U.K. and ourselves. We’re going to do a very big trade deal, bigger than we’ve ever had with the U.K.,” Trump said at the Group of Seven summit in August.

“At some point, they won’t have the obstacle of, they won’t have the anchor around their ankle, because that’s what they had. So, we’re going to have some very good trade talks and big numbers,” he said, without adding anymore details on a potential deal.

The latest development comes as the Trump administration works to isolate Huawei from developing a larger foothold in U.S. partner countries. The administration has specifically worked to keep members of the “five eyes” intelligence-sharing group — the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia and New Zealand — from working with Huawei.

In 2018, the Pentagon halted sales of Huawei and ZTE mobile phones and modems on military bases around the world due to potential security risks.

“We continue to urge all of our partners and allies to carefully assess the multifaceted impacts of allowing untrusted vendors access to important 5G network infrastructure,” Pentagon spokesman U.S. Army Lt. Col. Dave Eastburn wrote in a statement to CNBC.

“It’s been assessed that there is no safe option for untrusted vendors to control any part of a 5G network,” Eastburn added.


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Chinese telecoms giant Huawei sues Verizon for patent infringement

Even though Huawei has a tiny presence in the U.S., American companies like Verizon will still use patented technology from Huawei. That’s because the Chinese firm holds over 87,000 patents globally with 11,000 of those being in the U.S.Huawei has filed two lawsuits against Verizon alleging the U.S. carrier infringed patents held by the Chinese telecoms giant. CNBC reported last year that Huawei was in discussion with Verizon over royalty payments. Huawei has used legal means to try to fight bac


Even though Huawei has a tiny presence in the U.S., American companies like Verizon will still use patented technology from Huawei.
That’s because the Chinese firm holds over 87,000 patents globally with 11,000 of those being in the U.S.Huawei has filed two lawsuits against Verizon alleging the U.S. carrier infringed patents held by the Chinese telecoms giant.
CNBC reported last year that Huawei was in discussion with Verizon over royalty payments.
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Chinese telecoms giant Huawei sues Verizon for patent infringement

INDIA – 2019/08/30: In this photo illustration a popular wireless communication application Verizon logo seen displayed on a smartphone. (Photo Illustration by

Other firms, including some of Huawei’s rivals, will need to use the patented technology for telecommunications networks.

Thousands of elements of that intellectual property (IP) will be “standard essential patents,” which are technologies critical for mobile networks including 3G, 4G and now 5G.

Even though Huawei has a tiny presence in the U.S., American companies like Verizon will still use patented technology from Huawei. That’s because the Chinese firm holds over 87,000 patents globally with 11,000 of those being in the U.S.

Huawei has filed two lawsuits against Verizon alleging the U.S. carrier infringed patents held by the Chinese telecoms giant.

Huawei claims it has been trying to negotiate royalty payments with Verizon “for a significant period of time” but were “unable to reach an agreement on license terms.”

CNBC reported last year that Huawei was in discussion with Verizon over royalty payments.

Verizon was not immediately available for comment when contacted by CNBC.

“For years now we have successfully negotiated patent license agreements with many companies. Unfortunately, when no agreement can be reached, we have no choice but to seek a legal remedy,” Song Liuping, chief legal officer at Huawei, told CNBC.

“This is the common practice in the industry. Huawei is simply asking that Verizon respect Huawei’s investment in research and development by either paying for the use of our patents, or refraining from using them in its products and services.”

Huawei says the alleged infringements relate to 12 patents in areas from computer networking to video communications claiming that Verizon has “greatly profited” from the use of these.

In its lawsuit, Huawei pointed to the fact that Verizon made $29.8 billion revenue in 2018 for its wireline division which includes its fiber-optic communications network.

Huawei has been under pressure from the U.S. which has accused it of being a national security threat, claiming its networking gear could be used by Beijing to spy on Americans. Huawei has repeatedly denied these allegations.

The Chinese firm has been put on a U.S. blacklist which restricts its access to U.S. technology. Huawei has used legal means to try to fight back against U.S pressure.

Last year, it sued the U.S. over a law that bans government agencies from buying its equipment, claiming the legislation is unconstitutional.

Patents could be a way for Huawei to go after U.S. firms. Last year, the company’s founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei signaled Huawei could look to extract more royalties from companies.

“Over the past years, we were not aggressive seeking IPR (intellectual property rights) royalties to companies that use our IPR — that’s because we were busy pursuing our business growth. Once we have more time off, we may try to get some money from those companies who use our IPR,” Ren said, adding that patents would not be used as a “weapon to hinder the development of human society.”


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Verizon slams Huawei lawsuit: ‘A sneak attack on our company and our nation’

Verizon slammed Huawei’s lawsuit against it as a “PR stunt” on Thursday, claiming it is a “sneak attack on our company and our nation.” “Huawei’s lawsuit filed overnight, in the very early morning, is nothing more than a PR stunt,” a Verizon spokesperson told CNBC by email. “This lawsuit is a sneak attack on our company and our nation. In a follow up statement, Verizon called Huawei’s lawsuit an attack on the “entire tech ecosystem.” “Huawei’s real target is not Verizon; it is any country or com


Verizon slammed Huawei’s lawsuit against it as a “PR stunt” on Thursday, claiming it is a “sneak attack on our company and our nation.”
“Huawei’s lawsuit filed overnight, in the very early morning, is nothing more than a PR stunt,” a Verizon spokesperson told CNBC by email.
“This lawsuit is a sneak attack on our company and our nation.
In a follow up statement, Verizon called Huawei’s lawsuit an attack on the “entire tech ecosystem.”
“Huawei’s real target is not Verizon; it is any country or com
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Verizon slams Huawei lawsuit: 'A sneak attack on our company and our nation'

The logo of the communication campany verizon is seen on a screen in front of an American flag.

Verizon slammed Huawei’s lawsuit against it as a “PR stunt” on Thursday, claiming it is a “sneak attack on our company and our nation.”

Huawei sued Verizon in the U.S. alleging the American telecoms firm infringed patents held by the Chinese network equipment maker. The lawsuit was filed in the early hours of Thursday morning.

But in a strongly-worded statement, Verizon took aim at Huawei’s actions.

“Huawei’s lawsuit filed overnight, in the very early morning, is nothing more than a PR stunt,” a Verizon spokesperson told CNBC by email.

“This lawsuit is a sneak attack on our company and our nation. The action lacks merit, and we look forward to vigorously defending our company and our nation.”

In a follow up statement, Verizon called Huawei’s lawsuit an attack on the “entire tech ecosystem.”

“Huawei’s real target is not Verizon; it is any country or company that defies it,” the spokesperson said.


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