Remember how earlier this month, both Huawei and ZTE were warned by the US Congressional Committee that they could not be trusted? Well, it seems that Chinese giant Huawei has taken a proactive step to win back some of the trust and to counter such a warning by offering unrestricted access to its software code, hoping that this move would be able to alleviate the public’s fears of the company being a security risk to the country. If we were to put it in layman’s terms, this would mean Huawei has lain on its back, allowing all and sundry to rub its belly.
John Lord, the chairman of the Australian arm of Huawei, did concede that Huawei did a rather poor job when it came to explaining its work, and will obviously need to take steps to change that. John Lord did suggest to start a national cyber security center that will independently evaluate all overseas-made technology products, in addition to making available their software code to all and sundry to pick apart at the seams if they want to. Do you think this is a true gesture of their sincerity?