Chief Security Officer at Huawei Technologies United States signaled on CNBC Wednesday that the Chinese telecommunications giant could be open to take steps to address US security issues.
"In various countries of the world, we negotiate with their respective governments on the type of insurance framework they need," said Huawei's Andy Purty "Squawk Box." Some measures, he said, may include claims for sales to the government or to critical infrastructure projects. says he cannot predict possible conditions, Purdy said he would be "amazed if we were not open to such risk-reducing measures." Purdy's appearance, along with Huawei's outside adviser Glen Nager of Jones Day, comes as the Chinese company looks to accelerate its lawsuit in March against the US government Huawei, claiming that a law banning US government buying the equipment is unconstitutional, seeking a summary hoping to avoid a purebred trial.
Wednesday's comments from Purdy The mirror he made two weeks ago, in which he said a risk reduction process for Huawei equipment, like those used in Europe, could have been simple. [1
Purdy, who previously served as a top-ranking cyber security official for Homeland Security said US officials have not been "willing to speak" to Huawei. "The geopolitical relationship between the United States and China is why we are in this situation," he said.
Nager said the Trump administration has to "ramp down the rhetoric", adding that "The United States is more concerned about the country of China than the company Huawei."
Answer a question about this weekend's Wall Street Journal report heading "Huawei's year-long rise has been reshaped with charges of theft and questionable ethics," said Purdy CNBC, "I do not forgive actions it has taken in the past."
"Despite these, our allies have decided to push for enormous pressure from it. US government because they believe the national security threats can be resolved, "he added.
Huawei maintains that it respects intellectual property rights, which together with national security is the heart of the United States, cares about the company and about business practices in China.