In a Financial Times article published on May 24th, BGS Managing Director Michael Allen discusses the 5G threat posed by Huawei.
Huawei v the US: Trump risks a tech cold war
Curbs on the Chinese company play into the trade war rhetoric. But American industry fears it has a lot to lose from the dispute
Originally appeared in Financial Times
President Donald Trump’s latest confrontation with China’s most important tech company may just have plunged the world into a technology cold war.
Efforts to limit the ability of Huawei to buy from suppliers reliant on American technology threaten to tie the hands of a company that aimed to become a key global supplier in the era of 5G mobile communications.
“Longstanding concerns about Huawei, though well deserved, have definitely hitched a ride on the larger platform of the US-China trade talks,” says Michael Allen, managing partner at Beacon Global Strategies, a national security consultancy. “A debate previously confined to crowded national security circles — about whether China could tap into US communications — is now a part of the Trump ‘economic security is national security’ narrative.”
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