The top American cyber diplomat broke the country's opposition to Chinese technology giant Huawei to MWC this week, with Robert Strayer telling reporters in Barcelona that the besieged smartphone maker is "duplicitous and deceitful" and warns allies to avoid company products.
Strayer's official title is the Assistant Secretary for Cyber and International Communications and Information Policy with the US Department of State. During his remarks at MWC, he boxed the US appeal to other countries to remove all the Huawei stuff – and especially for US allies to keep Huawei away from the country's 5G network.
"The United States is asking other authorities and the private sector to assess the threat of Huawei and other Chinese information technology companies," said Strayer. "Chinese laws require these companies to support and assist Beijing's mass security apparatus without any democratic control and balance of access or use of data affecting the network or equipment. "
Strayer, who was joined by other top US officials as FCC chairman Ajit Pai, was pressured if the US had evidence of a key to the government's argument against Huawei ̵
Guo was filed in the US and backs that Uncle Sam has "no evidence, nothing" to back up his Huawei claims. Per this CNBC reporting on his remarks, Guo promised: "We do not do bad things," and, moreover, he continued – "The irony is that the US Cloud Act … allowed their devices to access data across by Borders. "
As a reminder, the tension between both the United States and Huawei, backed by China, has constantly been ratcheting for a few months now. Canada arrested the company's CFO on behalf of the United States, before formal extradition here, and US agencies in recent weeks unveiled the number of criminal charges against the company. All this, while the United States continues to keep pressure on Huawei through public statements such as Strayer.