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China wants US government to explain itself over Huawei spying

The Chinese government slams the US, wants to hear additional details of the NSA's reported spying operation.

Published Mon, Mar 24 2014 3:43 PM CDT   |   Updated Mon, Oct 19 2020 8:15 PM CDT

The Chinese government is angry and now demands the US government to explain its reported spying actions against Huawei, a major Chinese electronics and telecom company. The report, led by insight taken from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, accuses the NSA of spying on the company - and stealing information about Huawei customers.

China wants US government to explain itself over Huawei spying | TweakTown.com

The NSA was specifically trying to find ties between Huawei and the People's Liberation Army, though stumbled across intellectual property of Huawei network switches and routers, reporters state.

"China has already lodged many complaints with the United States about reports of its espionage activities," said Hong Lei, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson, in a statement to the media.

It's ironic that countries such as Russia and China, which have been accused of launching cyberattacks - and violating human rights - are now demanding the US government to explain itself.

Furthermore, Huawei has been accused of cyber actions to compromise data from US and western governments, so this should shape up to be a fun war of words in the global media.

NEWS SOURCES:bbc.com, v3.co.uk

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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