Huawei fights back in spy row with full-page WSJ ad

Huawei fights back in spy row with full-page WSJ ad

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has escalated its fightback against western governments and the media, which have accused it of being a tool of the Chinese state, by taking out a full-page ad in the Wall Street Journal to protest its innocence.

Headed ‘Don’t believe everything you hear. Come and see us’ the open letter to the US media takes the form of a message written by board director Catherine Chen in which she invites the press to visit the firm in order to dispel any ‘misunderstandings’ they may have about the company.

In the note, Chen wrote: “I am writing to you in the hopes that we can come to understand each other better. In recent years, the US government has developed some misunderstandings about us.

“Don't believe everything you hear. Come and see us. We look forward to meeting you.”

The riposte comes as the US applies diplomatic pressure on countries to ban the involvement of Huawei in their telecom’s infrastructure, amid concerns they could be compromised.

The very same company runs its own Twitter account called Huawei facts to distribute corporate news combatting the narrative.

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