Huawei secretly helped North Korea build, maintain wireless network

Huawei secretly helped build North Korea's wireless network, leaked documents suggest

A Chinese telecommunications firm accused by the US of being a national security menace reportedly secretly helped North Korea construct its 3G wireless community - even while tough worldwide sanctions were squeezing the Hermit Kingdom.

The Post, citing spreadsheets and other internal documents obtained from a former Huawei employee, reported on Monday that Huawei partnered with a Chinese state-owned firm, Panda International Information Technology Co. The files recorded the latest initiated project with Koryolink took place in 2016, and the latest uninitiated project with the North Korean operator was logged in 2017.

In a meeting with the heads of top technology companies, meanwhile, Trump agreed to make "timely" decisions on requests by USA firms to sell to blacklisted Huawei.

Asked about the report in The Washington Post, Trump told reporters at the White House: "Well, we'll have to find out".

Commerce Department Secretary Wilbur Ross has said licenses would be issued where there is no threat to national security.

Huawei said in an emailed statement that it "has no business presence" in North Korea and is committed to complying with "all export control and sanctions laws and regulations of the UN, US and European Union".

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Huawei's assistance to North Korea raises immediate questions whether the company, which has used American technology in its products, violated USA export controls against furnishing equipment to Pyongyang. "They utilized code names to abstain from saying North Korea", said Washington Post writer, John Hudson, in a meeting with CNN. Whether this latest report was discussed during a recent meeting between Huawei and USA companies remains to be seen, but either way it raises the spectre of doubt once again for the Chinese firm. The US claims that Huawei provides technological backdoors for the Chinese government to spy.

Why it matters: If true, its actions would violate U.S. sanctions on North Korea as Huawei uses the country's technology in its components.

Huawei is facing more trouble amid reports that it secretly helped build North Korea's 3G network.

Panda Group has yet to weigh in on the report. The US government recently expressed its plans to ease restrictions on the Chinese smartphone maker.

After she was picked up in Vancouver on a U.S. arrest warrant, China detained two Canadian men and later charged them with spying. In an online forum used by Huawei employees, one percent claims to have helped launch Koryolink in "A9" during the summer of 2008, before coming back to China to offer tech support for the Beijing Olympics.

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