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US message to world with Huawei case: Chinese technology threat to security

The case is a further sign that wider strategic tensions between the world's two largest economies will persist even if they reach a deal to end a months-long trade war


A surveillance camera is seen next to a sign of Huawei outside a shopping mall in Beijing, China. Photo: Reuters

David Tweed and Yuan Gao | Bloomberg
The scores of pages of US indictments handed down Monday against Huawei Technologies Co don’t explicitly mention anything about 5G networks or China’s spy agency.

But they sent a clear message to world leaders weighing whether to use Huawei equipment for next-generation wireless networks connecting everything from phones to cars to supertankers: China’s largest technology company is a threat to national security.

“They aren’t just going after the notion that there is hard evidence of previous spying,” said Graham Webster, a fellow at Washington-based research group New America who studies China’s digital economy. “They are trying to undermine trust in
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First Published: Jan 30 2019 | 7:56 AM IST

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