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    Huawei Warns US Hurting Itself With Tough Tech Policy

    A senior executive for Chinese technology giant Huawei said Thursday that he hopes the company's animosity with the United States will be resolved and warned that the US will be shooting itself in the foot if it were to shun Chinese technology.

    Mika Lauhde, Huawei's vice-president for cyber-security and privacy, told The Associated Press that he hopes for a "positive resolution" of the standoff with the US government and added that his company is not the "nucleus of the issue," pointing to the wider trade war between the US and China.

    The US has imposed sanctions against the world's No. 1 network equipment provider and second-largest smartphone maker, arguing that it is legally beholden to the Chinese government, which could use the company's products for cyberespionage. Huawei denies these accusations.

    Lauhde told the AP that the US would be "driving itself into a corner" if it were to sever all ties with Huawei and other Chinese technology companies.
    "If they are disconnecting themselves from everybody, that's (going to) happen vice versa as well," he said, alluding to possible Chinese reaction.

    Some cyber-security experts say that Washington, by going as far as warning other countries against working with Huawei actions, will only further encourage China to become more technically self-reliant and will be dividing the world into two tech camps.
    Lauhde rejected suggestion of a full split in the tech industry.

    "I don't believe that we would be establishing two different camps," he told the AP. "I still believe that we are working together."
    Technical ties between China and Russia, for one, are expanding. Russia's major mobile operator MTS and Huawei on Wednesday announced a deal to jointly develop 5G networks in Russia. Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping attended the ceremony at the Kremlin.
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