New bill aims to ban US gov from using Huawei, ZTE phones

US lawmakers have long worried about the security risks posed the alleged ties between Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE and the country’s government. To that end, Texas Representative Mike Conaway introduced a bill last week called Defending U.S. Government Communications Act, which aims to ban US government agencies from using phones and equipment from the companies.

Almost all phones and electronics – including most “American” or “European” phones – are made in China. This seems more like a battle in a wider trade war than something related to spying.

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