Washington Asks Allies to Drop Huawei

The U.S. government has initiated an extraordinary outreach campaign to foreign allies, trying to persuade wireless and internet providers in these countries to avoid telecommunications equipment from China’s Huawei Technologies Co.

American officials have briefed their government counterparts and telecom executives in friendly countries where Huawei equipment is already in wide use, including Germany, Italy and Japan, amid national security concerns over the Chinese tech giant.

Some officials also told the Journal the U.S. is considering giving financial aid to countries that have declined to use Huawei. The report comes after U.S. intelligence officials earlier this year warned Americans not to buy phones manufactured by Huawei and ZTE.  According to the Journal report, one major concern among Trump officials is the use of Huawei technology in countries that have a prominent American military presence. 

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