Huawei and ZTE face congressional grilling - FT.com.
Huawei and ZTE have been criticised by US lawmakers for allegedly stealing trade secrets from US companies, such as Cisco and Motorola, and for posing security threats to critical US infrastructure.
...“Huawei and ZTE provide a wealth of opportunities for Chinese intelligence agencies to insert malicious hardware or software implants into critical telecommunications components and systems,” Mr Rogers, a Republican, continued. “And under Chinese law, ZTE and Huawei would likely be required to co-operate with any request by the Chinese government to use their systems or access for malicious purposes.”
Huawei has been blocked from expanding in other western markets such as Australia where there have been similar government concerns over security. Despite these setbacks, Mr Ding said Huawei, which has expanded over the past 20 years to become the second-largest telecoms equipment maker in the world after Sweden’s Ericsson, still hoped to grow its US operations.