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By Christopher Williams
25 Feb 2011
In an extraordinary open letter, Huawei's deputy chairman Ken Hu
attacked "falsehoods" and "unfounded" concerns that scuppered the
acquisition of 3Leaf, a cloud computing technology firm based in
"We sincerely hope that the United States government will address this
issue by carrying out a formal investigation of any doubts it may have
about Huawei in an effort to reach a clear and accurate conclusion," he
Huawei decided to abandon the $2m 3Leaf deal last week on the
recommendation of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United
States (CFIUS), a cross-government body that scrutinises the national
security implications of foreign investments.
The Committee was pressed to act by members of Congress, who said Huawei
had deliberately hidden the deal from authorities and "has history of
illegal behaviour and ties with the People‚Äôs Liberation Army, Taliban
and Iranian Revolutionary Guard".
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