“Huawei Technologies’ Links to Chinese State Security Services” is the title of a new paper by Christoper Balding, a professor of economics and finance who used to teach in China, and contributes to Bloomberg.
Balding says the study is based on a “unique dataset of CVs that leaked from unsecure Chinese recruitment databases and websites and emerged online in 2018,” and shows close ties between Huawei and the People’s Liberation Army (PLA).
There are no quotes from the CVs, no list of appointments, no list of institutions. We are left with a paper which presents zero data, yet makes claims and generalizations based on inferences drawn from a miniscule sample.
Where to start with all this. This is a bit of a long one on #Huawei
Going to deal with this by moving through each CV, and then addressing some issues on PRC HE which need to be understood…..
(not finished, but ran out of tweets – may finish tomorrow)
— Mike Gow 高英智 (@mikeygow) July 7, 2019
Balding tweeted this defense of his paper:
Excuse my mini rant before I go dark for a while, which after the names and bad faith arguments put forth about my work primarily by people in the academy. So let's review. How many hours journalists and policy makers have asked to have access to the data? Lots. How many 1/n
— Huawei HR Director Balding (@BaldingsWorld) July 7, 2019