Investigation of the Security Threat Posed by Chinese Telecommunications Companies Huawei and ZTE: Hearing Before the United States House of Representatives, Permament Select Committe on Intelligence, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Second Session, September 13, 2012 [open pdf - 661KB]
This testimony compilation is from the September 13, 2012 hearing, "Investigation of the Security Threat Posed by Chinese Telecommunications Companies Huawei and ZTE," before the U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. From the opening statement of C.A. Ruppersberger: "About a year ago, the Intelligence Committee launched an investigation into the threat posed by Chinese-owned telecommunications companies working in the United States. We launched this investigation to determine whether allowing Chinese companies increased access to our U.S. telecommunications market places us at risk for greater foreign espionage, theft of U.S. trade secrets and increased vulnerabilities to our critical infrastructure. The fact that both companies, Huawei and ZTE, were created and headquartered in China, a country known to aggressively conducts cyber espionage, raises issues. And add to that… the fear that China, a communist country, could compel these companies to provide it information or worse yet spy on Americans using this equipment. We are concerned about allegations that products from Huawei and ZTE are being subsidized by the Chinese government, so these companies can offer bargain basement prices to unsuspecting consumers. These consumers may have no idea about the national security implications of their purchase. We are looking at all of these issues in our investigation." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Mike Rogers, C.A. Ruppersberger, Charles Ding, and Zhu Jinyun.
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