The US paints China’s National Intelligence Law as a potential tool for espionage, arguing it is a key reason why countries should avoid doing business with companies like Huawei, but the Chinese company hit back at the US’s own CLOUD Law. Photo: Reuters

Which is the bigger security risk? Huawei suggests it is the US CLOUD Act, not Chinese telecoms equipment

  • Huawei chairman Guo Ping hit back at security accusations from the US, citing US legislation allowing the country to access data across borders
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The US paints China’s National Intelligence Law as a potential tool for espionage, arguing it is a key reason why countries should avoid doing business with companies like Huawei, but the Chinese company hit back at the US’s own CLOUD Law. Photo: Reuters
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Douglas H. Paal
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Douglas H. Paal

Why a settlement with Huawei rather than cutting it off is in the US’ best interests

  • As American allies like the UK and Germany seem unlikely to ban the Chinese telecoms giant, the US should capitalise on its current position of strength to negotiate an agreement that constrains Huawei’s ability to pose a security threat

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