CHINESE communications and technology giant Huawei has been branded a threat to United States national security.
In America, the chairman of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, Mike Rogers, has warned that Huawei's products could open the door to spying, urging businesses to ''find another vendor if you care about your intellectual property, if you care about your consumers' privacy, and you care about national security''.
Executives for Huawei and ZTE, both based in Shenzhen, China, denied links to espionage during an intelligence committee hearing last month, telling legislators they are not controlled by the Chinese government.
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