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Huawei employees reportedly worked with the Chinese military on research projects

By Cookie Monster - on 28 Jun 2019, 12:00am

Huawei employees reportedly worked with the Chinese military on research projects

Another report has surfaced claiming Huawei worked with the Chinese military on several research projects.

According to Bloomberg, Huawei employees are said to have worked on at least 10 research projects with various branches of the Chinese military over the past decade in projects such as artificial intelligence and radio communications.

Huawei spokesman Joe Kelly told Reuters the company "is not aware of its employees publishing research papers in their individual capacity" and added that it does not have any R&D collaboration or partnerships with the People's Liberation Army (PLA)-affiliated institutions. 

“Huawei only develops and produces communications products that conform to civil standards worldwide, and does not customize R&D products for the military.”

China's defense ministry spokesman Ren Guoqiang shared that the ministry does not comment on academic research and that "Huawei is a private company that has developed on its own" with "no so-called Chinese military background". 

Two months ago, the CIA accused Huawei of being funded by China's National Security Commission, the People's Liberation Army and a third branch of the Chinese state intelligence network. 

Source: Reuters

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