This piece, by Peter Varnish, originally appeared in Homeland Security Today on August 27, 2019.
“We’re not going to do business with Huawei,” President Donald Trump told reporters outside the White House this month. “That doesn’t mean we won’t agree to something if and when we make a trade deal.” But should Chinese telecom giant Huawei be used as a bargaining chip?
China’s cyber espionage capabilities are notorious. Just last week, an investigation by the Wall Street Journal turned up evidence of Huawei intercepting encrypted communications to help African governments spy on political opponents.
All over the world, the Communist … Read More