A new study used a bunch of CVs to draw the conclusion that many Huawei employees have ties to the Chinese state security services.
“Using a unique dataset of CVs that leaked from unsecure Chinese recruitment databases and websites and emerged online in 2018, I analyze the relationship between Huawei and the Chinese state security services,” wrote Balding in his introduction.
“In the first of what will be a series of papers, I find that key mid-level technical personnel employed by Huawei have strong backgrounds in work closely associated with intelligence gathering and military activities.”
The core evidence revolves around just three CVs, which the author concedes are a limited source but insists are just a sample of the material he uncovered.
Balding notes that the MSS is the main Chinese spy agency and that the CV indicates the person was involved with building lawful interception capability into Huawei equipment.
Balding reckons that ‘placed him in contact with some of the most sensitive aspects of all PLA operations and technologies.’ The report also notes that the CV talks of expertise in Cisco and Nortel switches and that such equipment was extensively hacked by actors linked to the Chinese state at the time he worked at CASTC.