As this article was being written, CNBC reported that President Donald Trump had signed an executive order declaring a national emergency over threats to USA technology. In January 2018, US carriers shunned Huawei's newly-launched flagship, the Mate 10 Pro. Huawei's founder and president, Ren Zhengfei, denied the allegations in an interview with "CBS This Morning" in February. Huawei is the biggest global maker of switching equipment for phone and internet companies, but it has also spent a decade fighting accusations that it facilitates Chinese spying.
The United Kingdom is now deciding how much Huawei equipment it will use for the deployment of its 5G networks.
He explained to reporters the law could not be enforced in practice, because, "There is no law that says if we refuse to enforce it [a request from Chinese intelligence agencies], it will be a crime". Huawei's handsets are virtually non-existent in the USA and last week the FCC rejected a Chinese phone company's bid to provide domestic service.
"Some experts and governments have misrepresented the technological problems of cybersecurity as political problems", said Wang, adding that conflating the two would "not help to build a truly security-networked world".
The United States has been actively pushing other countries not to use the Chinese company's equipment in next-generation 5G networks that it calls "untrustworthy".
Under the order that will take effect in the coming days, Huawei will need a US government license to buy American technology.
Trump previously resisted signing the order, partly because he did not want to jeopardise a potential trade deal with China.
The Chinese tech giant Huawei has taken the rare step of offering to sign "non-spying" agreements to fight off fears that it could be a national security threat to countries which use its technology. And in August 2018, president Trump signed an executive order banning US government agencies from purchasing or using telecommunications equipment from certain Chinese technology companies, including ZTE and Huawei.
The Wall Street Journal first reported in May 2018 that the executive order was under review.
The association has about 60 members, none with more than 100,000 customers, although many are crucial partners for the nation's four major operators, providing coverage in remote locations through roaming agreements. The U.S.is seeking to extradite her.