Former Google chief Eric Schmidt said Huawei took part in “unacceptable acts” that make it a threat to the national security of the United States and Western countries.
“There’s no question that information from Huawei routers has ultimately ended up in hands that would appear to be the state [CCP]”, Schmidt warned, according to The Telegraph.
Schmidt, who is now chairman of the Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Board, reiterated the risk posed by Huawei technology, which is linked to the CCP.
“There is no doubt that we are entering a period of much tougher international relations focused on this global rivalry between the United States and China [CCP] and ultimately between the West and China,[the CCP]” Schmidt added.
Schmidt said he learned about the CCP while working in Silicon Valley, and shared about that time, “They are very, very good at stealing, if you will, our stuff.”
In particular, the harangues of Huawei’s founder, Ren Zhengfei, a former CCP army engineer, have aroused misgivings about one of his work teams, which he urged to move forward, killing on the spot to leave “a trail of blood” in the battle for world supremacy, according to The Times.
Ren also claimed that his company had “entered a state of war” against the West.
Ren’s daughter, Meng Wanzhou, being the financial director of Huawei, was charged and arrested for using a Hong Kong shell company to sell equipment to Iran, in violation of U.S. sanctions.
Schmidt’s position is shared by the former head of the British security service MI6, Sir John Sawers.
“The situation with Huawei is that it is a trading company, but all companies in China are subject to pressure and demands from the Chinese state [CCP],” Sawers warned.
The Trump administration has decided not to allow Huawei’s incursion into its 5G Internet network and alerted its allies to do the same given the enormous national security risks in each of the countries.
As a result, the UK is expected to abandon its plans to install the 5G network with Huawei, which would be a serious setback for the CCP.
Steve Bannon, a former White House chief strategist to President Trump, also stated that Huawei is part of the Chinese army and “is a ‘dirty bomb’ in industrialized democracies.”