Huawei rips USA government over China spying accusations

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British government report issued on Thursday detailing security risks posed by Chinese firm Huawei confirms USA government warnings of security risks associated with the telecom giant, according to a United States official.

Mr Song was speaking at a press conference on the release of Huawei's annual report, along with other top executives.

The telecoms manufacturer's revenues grew almost 20 per cent, crossing the $100 billion mark for the first time, the company reported on Friday.

Huawei saw its sales revenue for 2018 jump 19.5 per cent to 721.2 billion yuan (S$148 billion).

After years of tension and accusations that the company makes it possible for Beijing to spy on the West, pressure on the Huawei has ratcheted up.

Guo said he expects all three business groups - consumer, carrier and enterprise - to post double-digit growth this year, although he did not provide a specific number.

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Despite the security flaws identified in the report Thursday, British authorities said they do not believe the defects were a result of "Chinese state interference" and the report did not find that Huawei was giving the Chinese government backdoor access as the USA is warning. "As long as the Chinese company maintains its technological edge, more countries will embrace Huawei's products", Xiang said. Huawei denies that any of its products pose a national security. According to the chairman, they are aware that the actions taken by the USA have certainly troubled the company, but it's up to customers to decide whether or not to buy its phones and networking equipment.

Given the innovation in mobile network technologies Huawei has brought in the global market, it is not diplomatic to ban the company.

"I hope the US can adjust its attitude", Guo said at a press briefing that was attended by more than 100 journalists from across the world.

"Countries that choose to work with Huawei will gain an advantage for the next wave of growth in the digital economy".

The US official said those findings support similar American assessments that concluded Huawei's equipment can not be "made safe from Chinese influence or disruption".

In its cloud business, Huawei launched 160 cloud services and 140 solutions and worked with its partners to serve customers worldwide with 40 availability zones across 23 regions.

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