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China lashes out at U.S. over Huawei charges

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The Trump administration has been warning allies of security risks with Chinese tech companies. Photo: Chesnot/Getty Images

China accused the U.S. government Monday of trying to block its tech development with its claims that Chinese tech companies, including Huawei Technologies, might be used for espionage, per AP.

Why it matters: The charge comes at a time when the Trump administration has been urging its allies not to use Huawei for next-generation 5G wireless networks. But AP reports there's also a new twist: Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre now says it's possible to manage the risk of using Chinese equipment in the networks.

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