"Prism, prism on the wall, who are the most credible of them all?" Sa Huai's rotating leader Guo Ping on stage on Tuesday at Mobile World Congress 2019. But Guo did not talk about Snow White. He joked fun at the massive surveillance programs maintained by the United States.
Huawei is on fire around the world, as countries such as the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia question the technology company's close ties to the Chinese government and warn of potential spying at Beijing. The US Department of Justice even reported Huawei with scams, barriers to justice and the theft of business secrets from T-Mobile during a strange press conference last month. But in the Keynote speech in Barcelona, Guo made it clear that the company would not remain on the defensive.
This was designed by Guo trolling USA with comments on US mass surveillance, especially a program for security agencies Edward Edward Snowden was revealed in 2013. Guo claimed that Huawei not only exploits the most innovative technologies in the world, but also operates secure environments for everyone . Guo further insisted under his 17-minute keynote address that the company "does not have and will never plant back doors", which quickly becomes a business line.
Much of the conflict around Huawei centers on the distribution of its 5G network. The United States has expressed concern that a 5G infrastructure created using Huawei technology would give China's government sweeping capabilities to monitor or otherwise control the world's next generation communications network.
"The irony is that the US CLOUD Act gives its public entities access to data across borders," Guo said. By delivering his "prism, prism on the wall, who are the most credible of them all?", A logo for the NSA's PRISM program came on a screen behind him. The otherwise bad audience broke out in scattered applause.
"It's an important question. And if you don't understand it, you can ask Edward Snowden," Guo continued as there was laughter from the crowd. "We can't use prisms, crystal balls or policies to handle cyber security. It's a challenge we all share."
Guo echoed these comments in a published published by the Financial Times this week claiming "the more Huawei equipment is installed in the world's telecommunications network, the harder it becomes for the NSA to "collect everything." "
Of course, both at the MWC and the Financial Times, Guo failed to mention China's own massive surveillance, censorship and detention programs.
You can see a clip from Guo comments to yourself on YouTube.
Snowden unveiled the NSA's PRISM program in June 2013 as one of the US intelligence community's tools to spy around the world. Following his historic leak of classified NSA documents, Snowden fled to Russia and remains there in exile, although he has announced that he would like to return to the United States
Huawei has long been in defense and high-ranking executives such as Huawei's founder and chief executive director Ren Zhengfei has given rare interviews with US media this month to insist that the company does not act in the interests of the Chinese government.
Huawei's CFO Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Vancouver on December 1, 2018, at the request of the US government. Meng is especially the daughter of Huawei's CEO, Ren Zhengfei, and the Chinese government has said that the US Justice Department's charge is unfounded and politically motivated. President Donald Trump has not helped the case by suggesting that Meng could be released as part of his trade with China.
There is no end to the battle between Huawei and the West in view. And since the countries on the other side of the new Cold War (such as Russia) cut further the internet from the rest of the world, we probably see a balkanization of technological communities that have not existed since the days of the Soviet Union.
The Sterilotype of the Last Cold War was that the "other" side did not have a sense of humor. But it seems to have changed dramatically as the new Cold War warms up. Chinese companies can chant Snow White rhythm all day long. Just don't ask them about Winnie the Pooh.
[Mobile World Live and Huawei Press Release]