Federal Ban on Huawei Protects Both National Security and Consumers

Article Introduction

Even if Huawei’s executives are sincere in their intentions, many argue that the Chinese legal system enables Communist Party apparatchiks to compel the company to do their bidding. With no choice but to comply, Huawei’s position within the American telecommunications infrastructure becomes a liability.

It was because of security concerns like these that AustraliaJapan, and New Zealand restricted Huawei’s participation in their 5G rollout. The problem is that even if the Chinese equipment appears benign, there is the risk that back doors and secret capabilities could be concealed within it.