CIA Accuses Tech Giant Of Being Funded By Chinese Intelligence
US Central Intelligence Agency accuses China's Ministry of State Security of endorsement
The US Central Intelligence Agency has accused Chinese technology giant, Huawei, of being funded by the country's authorities such as the Security Commission.
According to the CIA, Huawei was being funded by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, a third branch of the Chinese state intelligence network and the National Security Commission.
The newspaper also claimed that China's Ministry of State Security had endorsed the state sponsorship of the company.
According to Sputnik: The report comes after earlier this month US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned that Washington might scrap cooperation with some "important strategic partners" who use Huawei Technologies Co Ltd systems.
Huawei has recently faced allegations that it is linked to the Chinese government and even has been spying on its behalf, something that the company has vehemently denied.
Last year, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, and the United States banned the Chinese telecommunications giant from participating in government contracts, citing security reasons, while several other countries said they were also worried about Huawei's activities.
In March, a top United States General has warned that search giant Google is closely working with China and 'indirectly benefiting the Chinese military' as a result.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine General Joseph Dunford, slammed the search giant during Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.
"We watch with great concern when industry partners work in China knowing that there is that indirect benefit," he said.
Frankly, "indirect" maybe not a full characterization of the way it is, it is more of a direct benefit to the Chinese military."