Re: Evidence? Anywhere?
What Huawei HAS done or WANTS to do has no bearing on what they can be LEGALLY BOUND to do just for being a company headquartered in China.
Look no further than what the People's Republic of China forced Hong Kong to LEGALLY do just by passing the National Security Law (NSL) in Hong Kong.
The law singles out “collusion with a foreign country or with external forces to endanger national security,” which is so broad it could cover something as simple as criticizing Beijing in an interview with a foreign reporter. Under the law, Beijing even claims the power to charge foreign nationals for acts committed overseas, and indeed has already attempted to do so. Those convicted can receive life imprisonment.
The government suggested that 600,000 Hong Kongers may have violated the NSL by voting in an informal primary for democracy activists. If the goal of the ballot was “objecting or resisting every policy initiative of the government,” Lam said, “it may fall under the category of subverting the state power—one of the four types of offenses under the national-security law.” The police subsequently raided the offices of the polling organization that ran the vote.
Last month, 92 percent of those surveyed by the Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union said they felt government pressure and had a negative view of the educational system’s future; 80 percent avoided sensitive subjects in the classroom.
Under the National Security Law (NSL), a person who “receives instructions” from a foreign country to commit the act of “imposing sanctions against the HKSAR or the People’s Republic of China” (PRC) commits a criminal offence. Recently, some foreign countries have taken steps towards imposing sanctions against the HKSAR, PRC and their officials. International banks and financial institutions in Hong Kong are worried that they may be in breach of Article 29(4) if as a result of their regulatory obligations they must give effect to these sanctions in their ordinary business operations.
This means if the US requires US banks to impose sanctions on people within HK/China, if those companies enforce those sanctions while in HK, the banks have committed a crime because enforcing sanctions against HK/China is a crime according to the National Security Law.
The government and other companies in Hong Kong are just doing what they are legally bound to do. They might not WANT to do it, but are LEGALLY BOUND to.