Yes, it's correct, but it doesn't matter in the end whether Deepin is from America, China, Timbuctoo, or Bongo Bongo Land. Deepin was suspected of spying because it's a Chinese corporation, and the stereotype is that all Chinese corporations are spying... but because it was open source, it was proven not to be spying. 100%. Because people could open it and look at the components. Not a "sealed box"
Huawei, on the other hand, has a proven history of spying. Think about it. If you have to pick the murderer from one big ugly guy and another guy who's not as big and ugly, but who murdered someone before, you'd be damn stupid to pick the big ugly guy! That's called judging a book by its cover!
I think you profoundly misunderstand how software is designed. An open source project means all the parts of it are exposed for everyone to see. If somebody gives you a big wooden box and says it's an audio speaker, you have no idea if it's just an audio speaker, or if there's a spy camera concealed inside to watch your every move. But if someone gives you a speaker with a transparent plastic enclosure, you know it's just a speaker!
On the other hand, the police and courts in various countries have caught Huawei spying. Seriously, if you see me naked, in front of Planalto, with my hand on my cõck, there is no defence! Then, if someone does the same thing 2 years later, "I wasn't publicly exposing myself, Your Honour!" Bullshît unless you were alibi and can prove it!
Well that's just racist. Like, okay, some Chinese companies are well-known for doing this, enough that it's a problem, but only those companies. At that point the burden of proof is reversed. Huawei for instance.
For 90% of Chinese companies (Xiaomi, Haier, etc.), I think "innocent until proven guilty", for 10% of Chinese companies (Huawei) I think "guilty until proven innocent". Because they have demonstrated that they deserve it.
But only if it's not open source. If Huawei releases an open source OS, with Englishmen and Frenchies and Tschermans eyeballing every single line of code, I will be satisfied that it is free of spyware, because there is no way to hide spyware in open sourced code!