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Who is afraid of Huawei?

We assess the cost of the angst about China’s telecoms giant

America wants allies to follow its lead and stop doing business with the Chinese telecoms giant, which it accuses of espionage. Not everyone thinks the Trump administration is dealing with the company in the best way. Brianna Wu, a software engineer and a 2020 US congressional candidate believes the challenge with Huawei is around cyber security and not about trade. Meanwhile, technology analyst Carolina Milanesi says that for some countries, it’s simply too expensive to consider removing the company’s technology from their mobile data network. Our Asia business correspondent, Karishma Vaswani joins Manuela Saragosa from Singapore.

(Picture: An Android logo in front of a displayed Huawei logo. Credit: Reuters)

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