BBC - Granted, these are two different issues, but the incidents highlight one glaring fact: the West is increasingly suspicious of Chinese tech. That suspicion is complicated by the current "geopolitical tension", says Chris DeAngelis of the ADG group in Beijing. Regardless of whether there is truth to the national security concerns, the real issue, he says, is that the US and the UK want to ensure the survival of globally competitive firms that compete with ZTE. The geopolitical tension Mr DeAngelis is referring to is the ongoing trade row between the US and China.
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BBC - "This is not old China. This is a new generation, " says Chris DeAngelis, who routinely advises Western companies coming into China. "The US needs to wake up because right now, we're going to get our asses kicked basically," adds Chris, speaking of the prowess that Chinese tech firms such as Didi have over American ones.