The Huawei challenge: Not ‘politics vs. economics,’ but balancing politics, economics, and national security

Article Introduction

The presence of Chinese owned technology companies like Huawei raises serious security questions for the United States. Given the level of influence the Chinese Communist Party has over companies that are headquartered in the country, the exportation of Chinese technology creates serious vulnerabilities for any foreign market choosing to procure these products. It is crucial that 5G equipment and other technology components are sourced from a trustworthy manufacturer, and given the deep ties to the CCP Huawei and other Chinese producers have, this equipment does not pass that test.