Why is the US targeting Huawei?


In this photo taken Thursday, May 16, 2019, a man past by a Huawei store in Beijing. Google is assuring users of Huawei smartphones the American company’s services still will work on them following U.S. government restrictions on doing business with the Chinese tech giant. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Chinese telecommunications company Huawei is in the middle of a geo-political firestorm.

It’s one of the worlds most successful technology firms, surpassing Apple as the second largest smartphone provider in 2018.

But the Trump administration has accused the company of spying for the Chinese government, bank fraud and stealing trade secrets. The ongoing feud and building trade war with China could derail the current global telecoms supply, affecting our phones and pockets.

The Heat Podcast talks with CGTN’s lead foreign correspondent, Nathan King about tele-espionage, the battle over 5G and what’s at stake for Huawei.