The United States of America government and the House Intelligence Committee have decided that the smart phones coming out from the Chinese manufacturers ZTE and Huawei are not safe, that they pose a risk to national security. To this, the two Chinese manufacturers are definitely pissed off. ZTE claims that none of the parts used by the company in its smart phones are illegal and do nothing unethical. Hence, the two companies, ZTE and Huawei, are enraged.
ZTE said, “United States could as well just ban every Chinese device to be perfectly safe.” That makes sense. The United States is the only government that is so much strict about the smart phones coming from China. Well, I guess the history has some influence on this decision. The United States government is under the impression that the Chinese government is using smart phone manufactured by companies such as ZTE and Huawei to get trade secrets. ZTE has released an official statement addressing this issue, and that is given after the break.
“Given ZTE’s cooperation and the facts ZTE has presented to the Committee, ZTE is disappointed that the Committee chose to narrowly focus its review on just the two largest Chinese companies and to exclude Western telecom vendors and their Chinese joint venture partners. Given that virtually all US telecom equipment is produced in China, in some measure, the Committee’s narrow focus addresses the overall issue of risk to US telecom infrastructure so narrowly that it omits from the Committee’s inquiry the suppliers of the vast majority of equipment used in the US market. ZTE is a relatively small US telecom infrastructure equipment supplier in comparison with most of the Western vendors. Sales of ZTE’s telecom infrastructure equipment in the US comprised less than $30 million in revenue last year. Two Western vendors, alone, last year provided the US market with $14 billion worth of equipment”