A United States Congressional Committee has deemed the world’s biggest telecommunications manufacture, the Chinese Company Huawei, a threat to national security as it seeks to expand its business internationally.
The China Digital Times says the committee just concluded a year-long investigation which found that Huawei does indeed pose a security risk. From the Wall Street Journal:
The year-long investigation by the House intelligence committee concluded the firm, Huawei Technologies Inc., and a second firm, ZTE Inc., pose security risks to the U.S. because their equipment could be used for spying on Americans.
In a report to be released Monday, the committee recommends that the U.S. block acquisitions or mergers involving the two companies through the Committee on Foreign Investments in the U.S. It also recommends that the U.S. government avoid using equipment from the firms, and that U.S. companies seek alternative vendors for telecommunications equipment.