Huawei’s security troubles are hardening into a fight between the US and China

Telecom companies around the world have been struggling with Huawei for months. The United States effectively locked the company in the US telecommunications network for national security concerns. But not everyone is confident that Huawei is a threat because the rest of the world faces the same choices. Most US experts know that Huawei's risk to the Chinese government is dangerous in itself, but over time it is becoming increasingly difficult to ignore the national divide.

This week was more political than political. On Friday in Geneva, ITU director Hulin Zhao said publicly against the ban. "If you find something wrong, you can blame and blame [Huawei]," Cho said. "But if we do not need to blacklist them, I think this is not fair". Zhao was born in China and worked before moving to the United Nations Telecommunication Union from the Ministry of Government Affairs. He will not worry about lack of evidence for the company.

At the same time, US officials insist that all Chinese companies are potentially usable. Chris Krebs, Director of Cyber ​​Security and Infrastructure at DHS at Thursday's Cyber ​​Security Forum, said the main concern is the legal system of origin rather than the specific product being shipped.

"Our focus is not on the country or the country of origin, but on what legislation the product will potentially be affected," Krebs said. The same logic can be applied to other Chinese companies or Russian exports, such as Kaspersky Lab's anti-virus software. As Krebs said, "The rise of a dictatorial state and the way technology operates"

Other readers will agree in many ways. However, it is increasingly difficult to see how the argument can be resolved through technical analysis. Increasingly, the fight against Huawei looks like a fight between the United States and China, and everyone else is in the middle. And this week's statement will continue if any signs continue.

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