Huawei Technologies has taken the unusual step of publicly requesting the U.S. government look more closely into its business. The Shenzhen-based telecom firm says it wants to address concerns over security, state support and intellectual property by correcting the false claims that have tarnished its reputation for the past decade.
Arguably China’s most successful company internationally, Huawei has repeatedly been rebuffed in its efforts to make inroads into the U.S. market. The latest setback came last week when the government’s foreign investment committee recommended Huawei sell assets it had acquired from 3Leaf, a U.S.-based start-up.
In August, eight U.S. senators submitted a letter urging the White House to review any contracts awarded to Huawei on concerns the country’s communication’s network would be vulnerable to cyber attacks.