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.