One of the major revelations in the tech industry last year came from Edward Snowden, an ex-NSA official who revealed that the American government had been snooping in on people and top level government officials, including foreign countries. These allegations also mentioned that the NSA was keeping an eye on Chinese manufacturer Huawei and its executives. The NSA was reportedly conducting a snooping operation called “Shotgiant” with a goal to find links between Huawei and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army.
It is well known that American government perceives Huawei to be a security threat, considering that it’s a Chinese manufacturer. The manufacturer recently pulled out of selling its devices in the U.S., in retaliation to those accusations. These new revelations haven’t made the relationship any better either.
It is said that the U.S. government wanted to keep an eye on the former PM Hu Jintao by tapping into Huawei’s resources. The American government however has denied these allegations. With Huawei being one of the major players in the mobile and telecommunications industry, the loss in sales will be a major concern. But given the relationship between China and the U.S., this was always bound to happen.
Via: Talk Android