Huawei: Chinese tech giant with big ambitions

 

BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones travelled to China to find out more about the company and to meet its senior director in Shenzhen

Here are my reports about one of the biggest names in Chinese industry, Huawei, which is a hi-tech giant, employing tens of thousands of highly-skilled engineers.

But in the US, the telecoms firm is widely regarded with suspicion and seen by some as an agent of China's Communist Party.

I travelled to China to find out more about the company and to meet its senior director in Shenzhen.

Chief Engineer Gabor Schreck gave the BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones a tour of Huawei's manufacturing facility in Songshan Lake, Shenzhen

 
Rory Cellan-Jones, Technology correspondent Article written by Rory Cellan-Jones Rory Cellan-Jones Technology correspondent

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    The concerns are genuine, Huawai products have been proven to contact and send out data to various IP addresses without the users consent, what is not known is what exactly this data is. It could be perfectly innocent, but more likely it's some clever Chinese man within Huawai, collecting browsing statistics to sell on to advertising companies.

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    Comment number 4.

    What changes have come to Skype since the purchase by Microsoft? Liberal or conservative, American governments still feel they need a Cold War more than reasonable global commercial competition.

    Our Congressional hacks aren't even up to that level of modernity.

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    Comment number 5.

    As far as I know nothing has been proven, speculation by media and politicians does not mean proof.

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    Comment number 6.

    This story is more than worrying! It does sound like science fiction!
    Are these the first products to report back to the manufacture?
    What about all the Computer hardware, Mobile Phones, Tablets,
    Smart TV's etc.
    Companies that has a feed back system in place including the Social sites, including many other Websites!
    Are there 'sleeper' systems hidden? Just waiting for registration by a buyer?????

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    Comment number 7.

    @1 feathersword Fantastic point. Most people aren't aware of Cisco's reliance upon gagging orders to protect their behaviour and that of their kit. I wouldn't trust either of these companies, nor Apple, Google, Facebook...hang on...where's it going stop? Most big companies simply cannot be trusted any longer. Some are in it for the dosh, but Huawei...

 

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