Huawei Technologies’ Links to Chinese State Security Services

13 Pages Posted: 9 Jul 2019

Date Written: July 5, 2019


Using a unique dataset of CVs, this paper analyzes the relationship between key Huawei personnel and the Chinese state security services. Based upon an analysis of this dataset, I find there is strong evidence that Huawei personnel act at the direction of Chinese state intelligence, and that there exists a deep and lasting relationship between Huawei, its employees, and the Chinese state. This should raise questions within Western governments worried about Chinese access to domestic information.

Keywords: Huawei, intelligence, Ministry of State Security, People's Liberation Army

Suggested Citation

Balding, Christopher, Huawei Technologies’ Links to Chinese State Security Services (July 5, 2019). Available at SSRN: or

Christopher Balding (Contact Author)

Fulbright University Vietnam ( email )


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