May 17, 2019

Democrats and Republicans are freaked out by Chinese 5G technology — but are they just being paranoid?

Featuring Peter Harrell

Source: Mashable

Journalist Rachel Kraus

Democrats and Republicans rarely agree on anything, but this week, the parties united to condemn one common enemy: China.

The views of President Trump and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle aligned when they determined that allowing the Chinese company Huawei to build a global 5G network constitutes a security threat to the U.S.

That might not be the whole story, though: Dashing Huawei's 5G ambitions would give the U.S. an economic advantage, and allies don't agree with the threat level of a potential Huawei-run 5G network. However, experts say that fear about the control the Chinese government might exercise over a Huawei 5G network is genuine, and warranted.

Read the full article and more on Mashable.

  • Peter Harrell

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Energy, Economics and Security Program

    Peter Harrell is an adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, where he focuses on the intersection of economics and national security. Research interest...