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US Intelligence Warned of Huawei Plan to Sneak Unmarked Smartphones Into US Via Mexico

Monday, August 19, 2019   (0 Comments)

By Mark Tapscott  |  August 15, 2019  |  the Epoch Times


WASHINGTON—Intelligence officials have warned that Chinese telecom giant Huawei considered evading a ban on selling its products in the United States by shipping to Mexico millions of unlabeled smartphones, which would then be imported into the United States bearing other brand names.

“According to the officials, the Shenzhen, China-based company planned to ship a large number of its smartphones to Mexico where the smartphones would be re-labeled,” journalist Bill Gertz reported Aug. 12 in The Washington Free Beacon. Gertz was first to report the warning from U.S. intelligence officials.

“As non-Huawei devices, there would be no prohibition on selling them in the United States. The phones, however, could be identified as Huawei devices by examining their electronic components that can be traced to the Chinese telecom.” READ MORE...

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