Huawei’s Ally: IBM
Congressional critics allege Huawei Technologies Co. relied on state support and stolen technology to become the world’s second-largest provider of telecom equipment. Another factor has been crucial to Huawei’s rise, say the Chinese company’s executives: IBM.
Huawei has long denied claims of bad behavior. But its practices have risen to the fore since it emerged from obscurity in the past decade to become a potent force in the telecom-equipment business.