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The espionage anxiety over Huawei: Inside Scoop

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Inside Scoop: The espionage anxiety over Huawei

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The U.S. government is wary about letting Huawei, a Chinese maker of telecom gadgets, work with American companies. CNET's Bridget Carey talks to Senior Writer Jay Greene about his visit to Huawei's headquarters and the concerns surrounding the company.

Hi I'm Bridget Carey with your and say it's -- -- here with -- senior writer Jay Greene has been looking into the controversy. Surrounding while -- which makes Telecom gear. And that controversy has -- whether or not be trusted to work with American companies -- and accusations. That they are -- could be used as spy equipment for the Chinese Government now you've gone to their headquarters in China. I -- know what has been the vibe when they're faced with these accusations. Irony dealing. You know they face these accusations for awhile from the US government from the Australian government and there's something of exhaustion. Either they have with this they're they're kind of flummoxed by it they don't quite know what -- to say they deny the accusations. Absolutely. But they persistence I think the folks -- while -- little mystified as to what what they can do well what it. Well you know that's a good question -- they've been responding to questions congress that -- -- has certainly ask the questions they've visited while -- And and the folks -- while they have said that they've answered then to the back of the questions to the best of their ability. And what does the government -- though the government says -- -- some sources there are said to me that while he hasn't really is what I mean is. As maybe they ought to be they they happen. Convinced folks in congress. That. They aren't. Working on behalf of the Chinese Government access via bird for their culture there -- -- I think that's actually really. The issue for the folks in congress of -- -- -- Wally has proven to be not very good addressing these issues -- stems from the fact that. It's a Chinese company -- In -- Chinese culture led by Chinese leaders and they never really had to deal with. An aggressive press asking these questions or a government that quite publicly takes them to task is just not part of that culture. Today's wars are being font. Online its cyber warfare -- there's been reports that a lot of hacking and cyber espionage has come from China so. What does this company have to do for our government to be -- sure come on work with us we'll trust -- It and that's really the -- read it it's really hard for any company any individual for that matter to approve -- -- Right at me. It's almost impossible and yet that's what -- is tasked with. Now to be fair as you -- bureau lot of reports coming out that the government has released reports showing that. Much of the cyber attacks are coming from China and so there -- reasons it should be concerned. It will be hard for awhile weight ever to convince the folks in congress that it's not a tool of the Chinese Government. Thanks. For CNET I'm Bridget --

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