Over the past two decades, the emergence of Huawei onto the international scene has been accompanied by a steady stream of events associated with the company that has shaped the current understanding of risk, threat and business concern that comes with choosing Huawei as a partner. These risk events go well beyond declarations by the U.S. government — or other governments — of the company’s alleged culpability and the resulting requests of others simply to trust that the risk is real. The reality is that there is a rather long list of examples of actual business deals involving Huawei raising a variety of risk concerns for their partners that range from intellectual property theft to espionage to general concern about the ethics of the company on issues from transparency to corruption and beyond.
To see the full, transactional history of Huawei’s risk events, RWR has launched its Huawei Risk Tracker tool that provides visuals and research that demonstrate just how consistent and long-running has been Huawei’s track record of alleged abuses across these various categories. To our knowledge, it is the most comprehensive resource of its kind, much of it drawn from RWR’s IntelTrak subscription tool, which has catalogued Chinese business transactions globally — as well as their related risk factors — since 2012.