The Chinese technology firm Huawei has issued an "open letter" to the U.S. media and invited them to visit Huawei's campuses and meet its employees.
The letter, which bears the name of Catherine Chen, a director of the board at Huawei who is in charge of public and government affairs, is as follows:-
"The U.S. is a shining example of how to inspire passion for technological innovation and development. We too have been inspired by your history of creativity and hard work."
"I am writing to you in the hopes that we can come to understand each other better. In recent years, the U.S. government has developed some misunderstandings about us. We would like to draw your attention to the facts."
"We work with many leading U.S. companies on technology development, business consulting, and procurement. In addition, we support university research programs in the U.S., helping them make significant progress in communications technologies, which we believe will benefit the whole world."
"On behalf of Huawei, I would like to invite members of the U.S. media to visit our campuses and meet our employees. I hope that you can take what you see and hear back to your readers, viewers, and listeners, and share this message with them, to let them know that our doors are always open."
"We would like the U.S. public to get to know us better, as we will you."