Executive Intelligence Review


British Empire Seeks To Sabotage U.S.-China Cooperation, Using Huawei Matter

Feb. 19, 2019 (EIRNS)—This one is a classic, British/Venetian operation to destroy any prospect of U.S.-China cooperation.

First, the British used their assets in Washington, such as Vice President Mike Pence, to get the U.S. to launch economic warfare against the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, denouncing the world leader in 5G technology as a “security threat” to all the nations of the West, because it is supposedly handing over secret information to the Chinese government. Not only was Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou detained in (British Commonwealth country) Canada and threatened with extradition to the U.S., but every nation in the world was pressured by the Trump Administration to not make any deals with Huawei, or pay the consequences in terms of U.S. retaliation.

Ren Zhengfei, the founder of Huawei Technologies (and father of the detained CFO Meng Wanzhou) was interviewed by BBC yesterday, and he was blunt:

“There is no way the U.S. can crush us. The world cannot leave us because we are more advanced. Even if they persuade more countries not to use us temporarily, we can always scale things down a bit.... If the lights go out in the West, the East will still shine. And if the North goes dark, there is still the South. America doesn’t represent the world. America only represents a portion of the world.”

The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang responded yesterday to Pence’s comments in similarly strong terms:

“They use the issue as an excuse for suppressing the legitimate development rights and interests of Chinese enterprises, using political means to intervene in economic behaviors. It’s hypocritical, immoral and unfair bullying behavior.”

Once they had started the nasty strategic brawl, the U.K. National Cyber Security Centre turned around and issued a finding that, as far as Great Britain is concerned, they had determined that there are ways to limit the risks of using Huawei equipment, and so they will proceed to purchase equipment and work with the company. Some in China appear to have taken the bait.

Huawei’s Ren commented:

“We still trust in the U.K., and we hope that the U.K. will trust us even more. We will invest even more in the U.K. because if the U.S. doesn’t trust us, then we will shift our investment from the U.S. to the U.K. on an even bigger scale.”