Spying for the state is a duty of the citizens and corporations of China under the law, much like paying taxes. Disobeying the law is a criminal offense.
Under China’s National Intelligence Law, “ All organizations and citizens are required to support, assist and cooperate with national intelligence work.”
“The state rewards individuals and organizations that make major contributions to national intelligence efforts.”
“Huawei would be forced to hand over 5G data to the Chinese government if it was asked for it. The United States government sees the company as an arm of the authoritarian Chinese state, beholden to the interests of the Chinese Communist Party (C.C.P.).”
And now this:
The US is reviewing whether all intelligence and military assets — including spy planes — should be pulled out of the United Kingdom after Prime Minister Boris Johnson allowed Chinese tech giant Huawei to help build part of the country’s 5G network, according to a report.
“You cannot mitigate the danger Boris Johnson is exposing the UK to by letting Huawei into the network,” a former official of the National Security Council told the newspaper.