* Concession comes as US presses its allies not to include Huawei as they build their 5G networks
* US State Department official confirms Washington continues to regard Huawei a national security risk: ‘We have to protect our information’
Huawei Technologies is prepared to include provisions in its government contracts not to facilitate “back door” espionage by Beijing, the chairman of the Chinese telecommunications giant said on Tuesday.
“We are willing to sign no-spy agreements with governments, including the UK government, to commit ourselves to making our equipment meet the no-spy, no-back-doors standard,” Liang Hua said at a company-sponsored business conference in London.
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WNU Editor: Huawei’s choice of words makes me wonder if they are admitting that they curently spying, but will stop if these governments sign this agreement. This offer of a “no-spy” agreement is also too little and too late …. Exclusive: Trump expected to sign order paving way for U.S. telecoms ban on Huawei (Reuters).
Huawei willing to sign ‘no-spy’ pacts with governments: chairman — Reuters
Huawei says willing to sign ‘no-spy’ agreements — BBC
Huawei chairman agrees to sign ‘no-spy’ deal — Asia Times
Huawei ‘to go extra mile’ to reassure world on 5G spying — SKY News
Huawei chairman says company willing to sign ‘no-spy’ agreements with world govts — RT