Tech firms that receive support from Beijing serve as instruments of Chinese intelligence, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has alleged, in the latest verbal volley aimed at Huawei and other Chinese companies. “Huawei and other Chinese state-backed tech companies are Trojan horses for Chinese intelligence,” Pompeo said in a speech at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday. The US secretary of state took on the Chinese tech giant while speaking about what he believes are the biggest threats to modern security. Mirroring Pompeo’s sentiments, US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper told the conference that Washington would like to see “allied and US tech companies” develop their own technologies in order to compete with Chinese firms.
Source: Blowhard Pompeo takes aim at Huawei, other Chinese tech companies: ‘Trojan Horses’ for Beijing spying