A China Telecom booth pictured at the fifth World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province. Photo: Reuters

Philippines to allow China Telecom to build cell towers on military bases

  • Some Philippine lawmakers had called for greater scrutiny of the deal, out of concerns that the company could be a ‘Trojan horse’ for stealing state secrets
  • It comes at a time of heightened cybersecurity fears surrounding Chinese tech giant Huawei, which the US put on a trade blacklist in May
Topic |   The Philippines

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A China Telecom booth pictured at the fifth World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province. Photo: Reuters
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