Govt Should Review Huawei Contracts In Light Of Report
8 October 2012
Govt Should Review Huawei
Contracts In Light Of Damning Report
The Green Party is calling on the Government to seriously consider the damning findings of the United States House of Representatives' Intelligence Committee report into Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei.
The House committee reported it had received credible allegations that Huawei may be guilty of bribery and corruption, discriminatory behavior and copyright infringement and recommends that U.S. network providers and system developers are “strongly encouraged to seek other vendors for their projects”.
“The Government should review using Huawei on broadband rollout in order to protect our economy, information and intellectual property from cyber-attack,” said Green Party ICT spokesperson Gareth Hughes.
“Despite the Australian Government and the U.S. House
of Representatives both taking steps to minimise the risk of
Huawei operating in their countries, our Government is doing
nothing to ensure the integrity of our telecommunications
“The House of Representatives have raised real concerns about Huawei that our Government should take seriously.
“The New Zealand taxpayer shouldn't be giving Huawei hundreds of millions of dollars to make it easier for Beijing to potentially spy on us.
“The Government was irresponsible to dismiss legitimate concerns about Huawei in March when Australia blocked the company from being involved in their fibre rollout.
“It’s unlikely that
John Key and his spy agencies would know something both the
US and Australia Governments don't and it is now prudent to
review our relationship with Huawei in light of this new