US officials have yet another reason to worry about Huawei: It has reportedly been helping build out wireless networks in North Korea. | Wang Gang/VCG via Getty Images
US officials have long been concerned about the Chinese telecom giant.
Huawei is reportedly helping to build out wireless networks in North Korea, a revelation that is sure to add to the United States government’s concerns that the Chinese telecommunications giant’s technologies may pose a threat to national security.
On Monday, the Washington Post reported that Huawei has worked on multiple projects in North Korea for at least eight years. Internal documents provided to the Post by a former Huawei employee and others show the company helped North Korea “build and maintain” its commercial wireless network.
It reportedly employed a number of tactics in an effort to keep its work under wraps, including partnering with Panda International Information Technology, a Chinese…