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It wants "a clear explanation" and the U.S. to "stop such acts"

The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has some explaining to do after more leaked documents revealed that the agency has been spying on Chinese company Huawei
 
According to Reuters, China is demanding an explanation from Washington for the NSA spying on Huawei. 
 
"Recently, the international media has put out a lot of reports about the eavesdropping, surveillance and stealing of secrets by the United States of other countries, including China," said Hong Lei, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman.
 
"China has already lodged many complaints with the United States about this. We demand that the United States makes a clear explanation and stop such acts."
 
The NSA's spying tactics on Huawei came to light earlier this week thanks to more leaked documents from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. 


[SOURCE: Yahoo News]

The documents show that the NSA created back doors into Huawei’s China-based headquarters in order to confirm its suspicions about the inner workings of the company’s routers and digital switches. 
 
The NSA even spied on Huawei’s top executives as a part of a program called “Shotgiant," which began in 2007. 
 
The idea behind the NSA's spying on Huawei was to keep tabs on the People’s Liberation Army as well as enable the U.S. to conduct surveillance on foreign nations.
 
What's ironic is that the U.S. accused China-based Huawei of using its networking equipment to spy on the U.S. in the past. The U.S. House Intelligence Committee even moved to ban Chinese OEMs from the U.S. smartphone and router markets back in late 2012. 
 
A little earlier in 2008, the U.S. blocked Huawei from purchasing 3Com out of concerns for national security (Hewlett-Packard was ultimately the buyer). Huawei was unable to purchase Sprint Nextel as well, but Japan-based Softbank was given the green light. 
 
Huawei denied accusations of illegally smuggling telecommunications equipment into Iran and spying on the U.S.

Source: Reuters



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Dear China,
By MaulBall789 on 3/24/2014 1:08:11 PM , Rating: 5
Regarding recent revelations about NSA eavesdropping on Huawei: You've been doing this to us and all US affiliated companies doing business in and around your country, as well as stealing intellectual property, since the mid 90s or longer. Our official response is as follows: "We have no idea what you are talking about and are offended that you would accuse us of such a thing." If that sounds familiar, don't let the irony smack you in the ass on the way out.

All the best,
The Semi-United States of America




RE: Dear China,
By tayb on 3/24/14, Rating: 0
RE: Dear China,
By Camikazi on 3/24/2014 2:09:34 PM , Rating: 3
Anyone who has seen a Chinese knock-off knows they are doing it, we have known for decades it is nothing new and yes they deny it when you bring it up.


RE: Dear China,
By Estee on 3/24/2014 2:36:22 PM , Rating: 4
All valid points, except if we were like China, Snowden would have secretly disappeared without a trace and none of this would have leaked.


RE: Dear China,
By Ammohunt on 3/24/2014 2:58:36 PM , Rating: 2
Know the difference between a Authoritarian Communist state and a western democracy? guess not.


RE: Dear China,
By Samus on 3/25/2014 1:49:10 AM , Rating: 1
quote:
Except that China isn't stupid enough to get caught in the act


LMFAO! Are you for real tayb!?


RE: Dear China,
By marvdmartian on 3/25/2014 7:33:38 AM , Rating: 2
Yeah....we have NEVER caught a Chinese citizen, on their way out of the country, with a briefcase (or computer drive) full of trade secrets, have we?? [/sarcasm]


RE: Dear China,
By AntiM on 3/24/2014 3:22:34 PM , Rating: 5
The NSA will just tell them to go screw themselves just like they did to the US congress and to the American people.


RE: Dear China,
By TheDoc9 on 3/24/2014 3:54:03 PM , Rating: 2
This Exactly! China is modernizing and the US is footing the bill! We're talking trillions of dollars in R&D over decades!


Babies need to grow up
By blueaurora on 3/24/2014 12:51:55 PM , Rating: 2
All I can do is imagine two brats one in a blue shirt one in a red constantly trying to one up\sabotage the other laughing until they get caught. When they one falls down they start crying...




RE: Babies need to grow up
By retrospooty on 3/24/2014 2:16:27 PM , Rating: 2
LOL... Yup, pretty much Spy vs. Spy with pacifiers.


RE: Babies need to grow up
By gookpwr on 3/24/2014 3:27:03 PM , Rating: 2
uh and nukes.
I don't think its a good idea to keep pissing in each others sandboxes. Sooner or later, (if it hasn't already started to) it's going to make some country, ally or not, pretty sick of dealing with the US and we could end up in a war. Weather it be a trade war or an old school armed forces one, either way its not good for Americans that didn't even want the NSA to exist.


Dear China,
By BRB29 on 3/24/2014 1:23:53 PM , Rating: 1
It takes one to know one. Taste your own medicine. You have millions dying of smog that you should worry about.

Sincerely,
USA




RE: Dear China,
By ritualm on 3/24/2014 3:26:02 PM , Rating: 2
China's smog problem is also an American problem.


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