For Immediate Release: March 15, 2019
Press Contact: Regan Page at [email protected]
COLUMN: “Don’t Let a China Trade Deal Kill the U.S. Campaign Against Huawei”
Washington, D.C. — Last night, Bloomberg ran a column by Eli Lake that effectively sifts through the many problematic storylines around Chinese telecom giant Huawei to zero in on a critical and particularly scary one: Huawei poses a direct threat to Americans’ digital privacy and national security. In Lake’s words, “the danger is real.”
Columnist Eli Lake states:
“Of greater consequence is a renewed U.S. campaign to pressure and persuade America’s allies to keep Huawei technology and equipment out of the next generation of wireless networks, known as 5G. The stakes in this campaign are much bigger than U.S. market share or the effectiveness of Iran sanctions. If Huawei’s chips and routers find their way into this new network, everything from digital privacy to intellectual property could be at risk.”
Lake also notes the U.S. intelligence community has been wary of Huawei for years, given its demonstrated record of cyber espionage. With talks of a possible merger between T-Mobile and Sprint, the alarm bells are ringing louder than ever largely because T-Mobile, Sprint, and their parent companies Deutsche Telekom and SoftBank refuse to make clear, enforceable commitments not to use Huawei in their planned 5G build outs in the United States and around the world if allowed to merge. Read Lake’s column in its entirety “Don’t Let a China Trade Deal Kill the U.S. Campaign Against Huawei” for more on just how scary that is.