China Telecom Giant, Thwarted in U.S. Deals, Seeks Inquiry to Clear Name

Huawei, one of China’s most prominent telecommunications companies, has issued an open letter requesting that the United States seriously investigate its reputation in order to clear the way for future business deals. From the New York Times:

In a highly unusual move, Huawei Technologies, one of the most successful companies in China, has asked the United States to formally investigate its background in the hopes of clearing the company’s path to expand and make deals in United States.

In an open letter released Friday, Huawei complained that its push into the United States had been undermined by false allegations and mistaken suspicions that the company had close ties with the Chinese government and the military, and that the privately owned company did not respect intellectual property rights.

The letter, simply labeled “Huawei Open Letter” and addressed to no person or agency in particular, was from Ken Hu, the chairman of Huawei USA and deputy chairman of the parent company, Huawei Technologies.

February 26, 2011 12:09 AM
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