A video showing kids singing patriotic lyrics about embattled Chinese technology giant Huawei has gone viral, according to Communist Party-run news agency Global Times.
Global Times tweet: How Chinese residents show their support to #Huawei? Singing! A video “Huawei Beauty” which features children singing lyrics supporting Huawei went viral. Lyrics include “we love our country, we love homegrown brand Huawei” and “China’s homegrown chips are the most valuable one.”
On an official Huawei page on Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, the company said that the “work was created by the netizens without the knowledge and participation of Huawei.”
“What is the best phone in the world? Everyone says it’s Huawei,” one of the lyrics says.
Another says that “Huawei is earning reputation and honor for China.”
Huawei did not immediately respond to a request for comment on this story
The song comes amid continued pressure from the U.S. on Huawei, the world’s second-largest smartphone maker, which has been accused of committing bank fraud to evade American sanctions on Iran and stealing trade secrets.
Intelligence agencies, including from the United States, have warned that installing the company’s networking equipment is an unnecessary risk for critical telecommunications infrastructure because there is a chance it could enable Chinese government spying. Huawei has repeatedly denied there is such a risk and has denied all allegations.
The dance academy that created the video posted a message on its official WeChat page saying that Chinese brands like Huawei “contain generations of ambitions and dreams.”
—CNBC’s Qian Chen contributed to this report.