News Summary: Huawei wants security cooperation

THE PROMISE: Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei Technologies Ltd. pledges never to cooperate with spying.

THE CALLS: A report it issued calls for global efforts to create legal and technical security standards. It makes no recommendations for what standards to adopt but says current laws are inconsistent or fail to address important threats.

THE BACKDROP: Suspicions that Huawei might be controlled by China’s Communist Party or military have slowed its expansion in the United States and it was barred from bidding to take part in an Australian broadband project. The pledge is a fresh effort to allay concerns.