Huawei is a favourite target for the US administration. In fact, it is accused in implementing what is implemented in every computer since at least 2010: the backdoor processor. Without any other justification Trump puts a pressure on one of the technology leaders. After all it is America’s right to do whatever they want. But Donald Trump demands more.
US President Donald Trump’s government is ‘warning’ the UK government about its plans to allow a Huawei research centre to enter the UK.
Huawei is working on the rollout of 5G in several countries, but not in the United States. There, the technology giant is blacklisted for alleged espionage risk. In addition, the Americans denounce the fact that the resistance in Europe to Huawei is less. In the United Kingdom, Huawei was allowed to cooperate with the 5G infrastructure first, and then rather not.
The Trump administration is displeased with Huawei’s plans to build a research centre in the country. The facility will be located in the Cambridge area and will cost £ 400 million. It follows the decision to allow Huawei to build 5G infrastructure. Boris Johnson has not (yet) withdrawn the authorization.
Earlier this year, US President Donald Trump would have thrown the phone furiously after the British Prime Minister refused to heed the warnings about Huawei.
Now Keith Krach, a US secretary of state responsible for economic growth, compares Huawei in The Times article to a “parasite” that clings to the UK. He also called the technology giant “an extension of the Chinese government.”
“They’re after people and technology,” he continued. “They want to take away the researchers and talent from the most prestigious universities. They want to get the technology and intellectual rights to take it to China.”
Although Huawei continues to claim that it is a fully autonomous company, with no ties to the Chinese government, the company remains skewed. Boris Johnson is also experiencing strong internal pressure from Conservative MPs to cut ties with Huawei.