Biden admin says Huawei is 'national security threat'
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After an investigation into Chinese tech giant Huawei linked the massive company to mass surveillance campaigns by the Chinese Communist Party, the National Security Council says the White House is as cautious as ever towards the enigmatic conglomerate.
Hundreds of Huawei company files, some of them allegedly marked confidential, were leaked in a Washington Post report published Tuesday. Newly uncovered documents reportedly confirm long-standing suspicions that tech giant Huawei has been more deeply entangled with Chinese Communist Party (CCP) surveillance operations than it has previously admitted, the Post reports.
"I don’t have a comment on the specifics of this report but President Biden and the administration continue to believe Huawei is a national security threat," a National Security Council spokesperson told Fox. "That is why it remains on the entity list and why this administration designated it under E.O. 14032 for operating in the defense and related [material] and/or surveillance technology sectors of the PRC economy."
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The company, which has historically denied collaborating closely with the Chinese government, has long attempted to project itself as a basic supplier of tech resources and network maintenance. Products produced by the company have gone through countless boycotts and bans worldwide due to information security concerns.