House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-MI), left, with ranking member Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), right, at a press conference announcing the committee’s report on the security threat posed by Chinese telecommunications companies Huawei and ZTE on October 8, 2012. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages)
The House Intelligence Committee this week warned American companies against doing business with Chinese telecommunications giants Huawei Techonologies and ZTI Corporation, saying their products could be rigged to spy on Americans and steal security secrets for the Communist Chinese government. The committee’s report, issued after an 11-month investigation, will make business expansion difficult for these companies that have so much invested in the American market. But it may head off a scenario that would have put China in the driver’s seat in a confrontation with the United States.
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