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February 12, 2016

Huawei Technologies Claims It Abandons U.S. Market But Is Still Lobbying

A subsidiary of a Chinese technology company continues to lobby the federal government although the chief executive of its parent company claims the firm as decided to abandon the U.S. Market.

Huawei Technologies Ltd. has come under close scrutiny by the House Intelligence Committee for a possible threat that could enable Chinese intelligence services to impact on U.S. communications. Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., has also criticized the company and one of its paid consultants who advised the U.S. National Intelligence Council. The Associated Press reported over the weekend that it had learned the consultant, Theodore H. Moran, had resigned as an adviser to the Council.

According to the Associated Press, Huawei’s chief executive, Ren Zhengfei has said the company has decided to abandon the U.S. market. However, U.S. lobbying reports show its U.S. subsidiary continues to lobby the federal government.

Huawei Technologies USA Inc., a subsidiary of  Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., the Chinese technology company that develops Internet and telephone systems, reported it spent $190,000 lobbying the federal government during the third quarter of 2013. The firm’s four lobbyists lobbied on technology, telecommunications networks, and cybersecurity. The lobbyists include James McGee (former regional director for Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and former Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas); Donald Morrisey (chief of Staff to former Rep. Bill McCollum, R-Fla.); Alison Jenkin; and Denis Amari. The firm also hired the lobbying firm of Strategic Public Affairs.

Neither the company nor its lobbyists have terminated their lobbying registration.

For the first three quarters of 2013 the firm spent $470,000 on lobbying. In 2012, the firm spent $1,200,000 on lobbying the federal government. View multi-year lobbying profile.

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  • Gregory Williams

    Chinese government front companies and American conservatives working hand in hand against America and its national security interests … AGAIN.

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