Washington is riding another wave of scaremongering by warning the world about the alleged dangers posed by Chinese tech giant Huawei. However, without solid proof, the message seems more like a cover for self-interests.
Senior US officials have been urging the world to be "vigilant" over Chinese tech corporations and their communication grids, threatening to curb partnership with misbehaving allies.
Clear and present danger?
US President Donald Trump and his inner circle are fixated on the idea that Chinese tech companies pose a national security threat to the United States, accusing them of spying and collecting intelligence for Beijing. As a result, Chinese tech firms – most notably telecommunications giant Huawei – have found themselves in Washington's crosshairs.
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We want to make sure we identify [to] them the opportunities and the risks of using that equipment," US State Secretary Mike Pompeo recently said, explaining the US' seemingly overzealous attempts to make its European and Asian allies stop even looking in Beijing's direction and preferably back out of telecommunications development projects with Huawei.
After months of strong words, the world has not been presented with any credible evidence suggesting that Huawei – the Chinese leading company in the telecommunications field – ever used its hardware or software to facilitate Beijing's spying activities.'
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