HUAWEI workers have been linked to Chinese intelligence agencies after employee records were leaked online.
Staff have worked as agents within the Chinese Ministry of State Security and worked on projects with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army.
Leaked CVs have linked Huawei workers to Chinese intelligence agencies[/caption]
Others have been educated at the country’s leading military academy and have been employed by a military unit accused of cyber attacks on US corporations.
The CVs of up to 25,000 Huawei employees were uncovered by Christopher Balding, an associate professor at the Fulbright University Vietnam while investigating the company’s ownership structure, the Daily Telegraph reports.
It comes after former defence secretary Gavin Williamson was sacked following allegations he leaked plans to allow the telecoms giant to help build Britain’s 5G network.
London based think-tank the Henry Jackson Society concluded around 100 staff had connections with Chinese military or intelligence agencies and their “backgrounds indicated experience in matters of national security”.
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