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Huawei and U.S. Law [February 23, 2021]   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Summary: "Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (Huawei) has grown to be the world's largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer since its founding in 1987 by a former engineer in China's People's Liberation Army. The Shenzhen, China-based company has become the focus of a host of legal actions that seek to protect the United States' national security and economy. In 2012, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) released a report describing the potential counterintelligence and security threats posed by Huawei's access to U.S. telecommunications systems. Senior officials in the Trump Administration asserted that Huawei's products present an inherent security threat because the Chinese government can force Huawei to share confidential information or create 'backdoors' by which the Chinese government could access Huawei systems. Huawei denies that its products create a security threat, and third-party analysts have not reached uniform conclusions about the security of Huawei systems. [...] This report outlines recent Huawei-related legal activities and examines the statutory authorities underlying each action."

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CRS Report for Congress, R46693
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2021-02-23
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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