Huawei, one of the major players in international telecommunications, has opened a new centre in Brussels. The centre is exclusively dedicated to the field of cybersecurity and was inaugurated to silence rumours of espionage attempts by the Chinese authorities. In the interests of transparency, Huawei has therefore invited a number of industry players to come and discover all its products, materials, equipment and solutions.
Huawei launches transparency campaignA new company dedicated to cyber security recently opened its doors in Brussels (more precisely on March 5). It was inaugurated by Huawei as part of a transparency campaign.
Several experts, industrial companies, government firms, ... from Europe will take the opportunity to discover the source code of the Chinese giant. Through this campaign, Huawei hopes to put an end to accusations, rumours and worries about spying attempts. Several American engineers and analysts have claimed that the Chinese secret service is using the firm's equipment to spy on its communications.
Because of this, they have categorically refused to allow it to participate in the implementation of the future generation of networks in their country. Even if other governments (New Zealand and Australia in particular) are also against the firm's involvement, it must be said that nothing has yet been decided in Europe for the time being. A
new centre to facilitate communication and exchangeIn one of their press releases, Huawei officials made a point of specifying that the doors of their new centre are open to all independent testing organisations, government agencies, clients, etc. They will be able to provide assistance on innovations, verification methodologies and security standards, conduct fair tests, develop an e-commerce site ...., all in compliance with cybersecurity standards.
It should be noted that the main role of the new centre is to establish a climate of trust between the Chinese company and its European partners. It should be noted that the main role of the new centre is to establish a climate of trust between the Chinese company and its European associates, and to this end it will facilitate communication and exchanges on cybersecurity issues, again as part of a transparency campaign. For information, other centres of the same type have already been set up in Canada (Toronto), the United Kingdom (London), Germany (Bonn) and China (Shenzhen). Unfortunately,
there are significant tensions between Canada and ChinaUnfortunately, there are significant tensions surrounding this initiative launched by Huawei.
The United States has obtained an extradition agreement for one of the company's executives, Mr. Wanzho. The company is currently under house arrest in Canada and has been the subject of several lawsuits, but China was obviously quick to react, calling the situation a "serious diplomatic crisis". In the aftermath, two Canadian nationals were arrested and charged with attempted espionage.