This week, a congressional report warned the U.S. government and American companies from doing business with Chinese network-equipment maker Huawei, saying it benefitted from state assistance and labeling it a security threat.
Huawei and China have lashed back at the report's claims. A Chinese minister called them "groundless accusations."
But one thing's not in dispute: Huawei has gotten help from an icon of American technology, IBM, on its rise to the top, the Wall Street Journalreports.IBM consultants helped Huawei modernize its management processes, expand research and development internationally, and win customers, especially in Europe, Huawei executive Charles Ding told the Journal. IBM also sold Huawei chips and other technology.
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