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Investigate us, Huawei challenges U.S. government


Chinese telecom manufacturer Huawei Technologies called on U.S. officials on Friday to investigate accusations it is in cahoots with the Chinese government,

Huawei deputy chairman Ken Hu posted a letter on the company's website hoping to "clarify some long-standing and untrue rumors and allegations."

"The allegation that Huawei somehow poses a threat to the national security of the United States has centered on a mistaken belief that our company can use our technology to steal confidential information in the United States or launch network attacks on entities in the U.S at a specific time," Hu said in the statement. "There is no evidence that Huawei has violated any security rules."

In its efforts to invest in the U.S., Huawei has faced increasing suspicion, including allegations of being influenced by the Chinese government. Earlier this month the company gave up on its effort to acquire a California start-up after several senators objected.

Hu said the concerns have had a "significant and negative" impact on the company.

"The American telecommunications market is the largest in the world and Huawei has been striving to demonstrate our capabilities with a view to becoming a key contributor in this important market," he wrote. "However, unfounded accusations have jeopardized our business activities, with many false claims driven by competitive interests, which we understand because competition can be difficult."


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