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Huawei says willing to sign 'no-spy' agreements

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Huawei is "willing to sign no-spy agreements with governments" including the UK, its chairman Liang Hua said, BBC reports.

It follows concerns from some countries that China could use products made by the telecoms firm for surveillance.

The Chinese company has denied that its work poses any risks of espionage or sabotage.

Huawei has also said it is independent from the Chinese government, but some countries have blocked it from their 5G networks on national security grounds.

A recent report suggested the UK could allow Huawei's telecoms equipment to be part of the country's 5G networks, with some limitations.

"We are willing to sign no-spy agreements with governments, including the UK government, to commit ourselves to making our equipment meet the no-spy, no-backdoors standard," Liang Hua said via an interpreter at a business conference in London on Tuesday.

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