Huawei Technologies offices in Reading, England. On Tuesday, the company’s chairman, Liang Hua, told a conference in London that the Chinese telecommunications giant was prepared to include pledges in its government contracts not to facilitate “back door” espionage by Beijing. Photo: Reuters

Huawei will commit to ‘no-spy agreements’ to win government contracts, chairman says amid US pressure on allies over 5G fears

  • 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’
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Huawei Technologies offices in Reading, England. On Tuesday, the company’s chairman, Liang Hua, told a conference in London that the Chinese telecommunications giant was prepared to include pledges in its government contracts not to facilitate “back door” espionage by Beijing. Photo: Reuters
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Owen Churchill

Owen Churchill

Owen joined the Post as US correspondent in 2018 after several years working as a reporter and editor in China. He covers US-China relations, trade, and wider issues concerning China's global presence. A co-founder of the Shanghai-based news outlet Sixth Tone, he is an alumnus of London's School of Oriental and African Studies and Fudan University in Shanghai.