Tory MP asks BT if using Huawei complies with anti-slavery policy

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A Conservative MP has asked BT to investigate whether using Huawei is compliant with its anti-slavery policy after an Australian thinktank alleged that some of the Chinese firm’s subcontractors used forced labour from the country’s Muslim minority. Bob Seely, who is one of a group of Tories unhappy with government plans to allow Huawei to […]

Trump speaks to Boris Johnson about security as UK nears Huawei decision

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Donald Trump discussed the security of telecommunications networks with Boris Johnson, the White House said, as Britain closes in on a decision on Huawei’s role in the country’s future 5G network. The US administration told allies not to allow the Chinese tech giant to form part of such networks, claiming it would be a security […]

‘This is not rule of law’: detention of Huawei workers sparks backlash

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Around this time last year, Zeng Meng, 39, was on holiday in Thailand, having dinner with his father. Suddenly he was surrounded by Chinese police. Plainclothes officers stood on each side of him, their hands on his shoulders, while another filmed the scene. The officers showed their IDs and said they had been dispatched from […]

Huawei under fire in China over employee detained for eight months

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The Chinese telecom corporation Huawei has come under fire in its own country as members of the public rallied behind a former employee detained for eight months after demanding severance pay from the company. Last January, Li Hongyuan, a Huawei employee of 13 years, was arrested on extortion charges and detained until August, when he […]