Huawei says it doesn’t cooperate with Chinese military — after report says its employees did

Huawei says it doesn’t cooperate with Chinese military — after report says its employees did

Huawei does not have any company-sanctioned projects cooperating with China’s military and does not customize products for use by the country’s armed forces, the tech giant’s legal chief.

Based on public documents, Huawei’s workers had cooperated with various parts of China’s People’s Liberation Army on research including on artificial intelligence and radio communications.

But the company exec denied there’d been any official work with the PLA.

“As far as I know, we don’t have military cooperation projects because we are a company dedicated to provide communications systems and (information and communications technology) solutions for civil use,” Song Liuping, chief legal officer at Huawei.

“My understanding is we don’t have any projects that relate to the military cooperation category. Neither do we customize products or solutions for the military,” he added.

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