Kinesiska Huawei har upprepade gånger ifrågasatts för sina band till den kinesiska regiemen. Nu hävdar en ny studie att Huaweis anställda har mycket starka band till den kinesiska militären.

Studien som gjorts av Christopher Balding, professor vid Fulbright University Vietnam och den London-baserade, konservativa tankesmedjan Henry Jackson Society, har samlat in CV från läckta databaser och öppen information som har gått att samla in.

The paper, which looks at employment records of Huawei employees, concluded that “key mid-level technical personnel employed by Huawei have strong backgrounds in work closely associated with intelligence gathering and military activities.” Some employees can be linked “to specific instances of hacking or industrial espionage conducted against Western firms,” it claimed.

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Det finns också uppgifter om att åtminstone ev person inom Huawei fortfarande har kvar en tjänst inom den militära underrättelsetjänsten.

One CV appeared to show a person who simultaneously held a position at Huawei and a teaching and research role at a military university through which they were employed by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army. Balding linked that employee to a section in the PLA that is responsible for the Chinese military’s space, cyber, and electronic warfare capabilities.

Det finns andra exempel i rapporten som pekar på anställdas dubbla roller.