From: South China Morning Post

Concerns over censorship and data privacy overshadow the global ambitions of Chinese tech companies

Viola Zhou


“Most US and European consumers believe that the Chinese government has its hands in every software and hardware company and that there are numerous ways in which private information might be compromised in favour of the government and the Communist Party,” Snyder said in an email to the South China Morning Post.


Telecom gears made by Huawei and ZTE were labelled national security threats by the US government in 2012, while phonemaker Xiaomi faced data privacy investigations in Taiwan and Singapore.

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