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Huawei, ZTE ask the FCC not to label them national security threats

February 4, 2020

Ever since 2012, the U.S. has considered Huawei to be a national security threat because of its close ties to the communist Chinese government. A law in the country could force Huawei to gather intelligence on behalf of President Xi Jinping’s administration. As a result, U.S. lawmakers have bought into the theory that Huawei’s phones and networking equipment contain backdoors that send this private information to Beijing. Huawei has said that it would refuse to kowtow to the government and has repeatedly denied the existence of any backdoors in its products.

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