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Huawei HR Director Balding
So it is finally here: reveal day. I am proud to announce I have written a paper with help from a variety of people that comes from a massive leaked database of Chinese CV's that shows just how close Huawei and Chinese state security services are. 1/n
Huawei staff admitted to having worked with Chinese intelligence agencies in a “mass trove” of employment records leaked online, according to an analysis of the files.
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Huawei HR Director Balding Jul 5
Replying to @BaldingsWorld
The paper that I wrote is here and goes into more detail about a very small sub-sample of Huawei employees and their backgrounds and this is important, in their own words describing the work they did for Huawei and Chinese state security 2/n
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Huawei HR Director Balding Jul 5
Replying to @BaldingsWorld
There are a couple of things that are important to note here though I will let the news article and the paper generally speak for themselves. First, these are real people and they do exist confirmed through various channels. Second, the work the do for Huawei and 3/n
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Huawei HR Director Balding Jul 5
Replying to @BaldingsWorld
Chinese state security goes well beyond Huawei making normal hires and some happen to come from military backgrounds. For instance, Huawei employees list representing or working for Chinese state security or military agencies at the same time as they work for Huawei 4/n
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Huawei HR Director Balding Jul 5
Replying to @isaacstonefish
Third, this trove of documentation absolutely contradicts every claim that Huawei has made about being an independent company with no ties to the Chinese military, state, or intelligence gathering services. As notes today 5/n
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Huawei HR Director Balding Jul 5
Replying to @BaldingsWorld
general counsel at Huawei who is proclaiming that Huawei is an independent company received a BA, MA, and PhD from the National University of Defense Technology in a technical field and even has research papers listing them as his affiliation but claims Huawei has not links 6/n
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Huawei HR Director Balding Jul 5
Replying to @BaldingsWorld
Fourth, we have cases where we can tie employee candidates at a meta data level to specific cases of industrial espionage, hacking or similar behavior. In other words, while we do not have video of the specific CV uploading code to a specific router, what they describe 7/n
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Huawei HR Director Balding Jul 5
Replying to @BaldingsWorld
in their CV matches a specific known incident in both technical work, time, and place. Clearly I cannot say if this person committed the specific act, but it is astoundingly incriminatory. Fifth, for many reasons, what I have written about in this paper is only 8/n
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Huawei HR Director Balding Jul 5
Replying to @BaldingsWorld
a teaspoon from the ocean. This will be only the first of many papers to come from the treasure trove of data that is distributed in on and offline locations throughout the world just in case anyone has thoughts of trying to locate and destroy it. There are so many targets 9/n
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Huawei HR Director Balding Jul 5
Replying to @BaldingsWorld
the only question will be where to start. Sixth, I want to give a special thanks to Henry Jackson Society in London for the amazing amount of work they put into this project and look forward to working with them going forward. It saddens me that there are almost no 10/n
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Huawei HR Director Balding Jul 5
Replying to @BaldingsWorld
US think tanks that I would even consider approaching with the information I have given the refusal to recognize the obvious threat that China poses. As China launches missiles into the South China Sea, rolls tanks through Wuhan, and puts more than 1.5 million Uighurs 11/n
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Huawei HR Director Balding Jul 5
Replying to @BaldingsWorld
in concentration camps DC thinkers are writing letters about how the US needs to work on the relationship and not think of China as an enemy. Pro-tip: China is keeping data on you and I have it. This is not one paper. This is the kickoff for a lot of great things to come. 12/n
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Huawei HR Director Balding Jul 5
Replying to @BaldingsWorld
As I have always said, it is perfectly valid to criticize the Trump administration for specific methods, channels, or strategies for how they approach China. Without any doubt, China is the largest threat the US faces. I am not a China hawk. I am simply a realist 13/n
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Huawei HR Director Balding Jul 5
Replying to @BaldingsWorld
about the cancerous threat the CCP is. I will be working with a team to turn out reports as fast as possible on a variety of topics using this data to serve the public good. At some point, we need to stand with Wuhan, Hong Kong, and Xinjiang in confronting the CCP. 14/n
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Huawei HR Director Balding Jul 5
Replying to @Huawei
One last thing: , let the games begin. Done.
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Dean Pierce 🌐 Jul 5
Replying to @BaldingsWorld
Did you do any digging into the rates of US telecom companies hiring former/current US military and/or intelligence? I know Cisco, Level3, AT&T, etc are heavily cross pollinated. I'm actually super curious how these numbers have changed over years for various IC orgs globally.
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Huawei HR Director Balding Jul 5
Replying to @deanpierce
I did not make a comparison to that. O tried to draw a clear distinction between having a military background and then having some clear technical or organizational link to the military. By that i mean, if you are a telecom by random chance you are likely to draw some 1/2
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Huawei HR Director Balding Jul 5
Replying to @deanpierce
employees with military or similar background. Is there specific work for the company or ongoing organizational link that ties Huawei to a security agency? Does that distinction make sense?
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Diane S. Baker Jul 5
Is this a “chicken” before the “egg” question? Government employees need a job after their military service. Just as US military people do. China is a communist system so there is national tracking/surveillance and fewer opportunities. Telecom is a logical place to go. IMO
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Huawei HR Director Balding Jul 5
Your question is fair but please note the distinction i draw and cases i cover. It clearly goes well beyond that they happen to hire ex military
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