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US Claims Chinese Tech Firms Pose Security Risks

The US House of Representatives has released a report after a year-long investigation by its Intelligence Committee, concluding that two Chinese technology firms pose a threat to national security. The committee said that Huawei Technologies, the world’s second-largest provider of telecommunications equipment, and ZTE, the fourth largest, pose security risks. According to the Voice of America, the concern is that Chinese-made gear could “intercept high level communications, gather intelligence and shut down network systems during national emergencies.” The Intelligence Committee thus suggested that government agencies avoid using equipment from the two companies. It also recommended that the Committee on Foreign Investments in the US block the Chinese businesses from domestic acquisitions or mergers. The Intelligence Committee report said some US firms “have experienced odd or alerting incidents” with Huawei or ZTE equipment but stopped short of accusing the firms of spying.
(The Wall Street Journal)(Chicago Tribune)(The Voice of America)
The US House of Representatives has released a report after a year-long investigation by its Intelligence Committee, concluding that two Chinese technology firms pose a threat to national security. The committee said that Huawei Technologies, the world’s second-largest provider of telecommunications equipment, and ZTE, the fourth largest, pose security risks. According to the Voice of America, the concern is that Chinese-made gear could “intercept high level communications, gather intelligence and shut down network systems during national emergencies.” The Intelligence Committee thus suggested that government agencies avoid using equipment from the two companies. It also recommended that the Committee on Foreign Investments in the US block the Chinese businesses from domestic acquisitions or mergers. The Intelligence Committee report said some US firms “have experienced odd or alerting incidents” with Huawei or ZTE equipment but stopped short of accusing the firms of spying. (The Wall Street Journal)(Chicago Tribune)(The Voice of America)

 

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