US, Israel Raise Concerns Over Chinese Telecom Giants

US national security adviser John Bolton had reportedly raised concerns with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the use of Chinese telecommunications equipment in sensitive sectors


A senior administration official also said that the theft of intellectual property and Chinese telecoms companies are likely being used by China for its intelligence-gathering activities.


While ZTE has expressed interest in doing business in Israel since 2013, the Haaretz newspaper reported Israel began an undeclared policy of not using Huawei or ZTE technologies due to security concerns since 2016.


Source: Reuters

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