Rubio, Warner warn Trudeau against using Huawei in Canadian 5G push

Mark Warner gestures while talking and Marco Rubio looks on sternly
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Republican Sen. Marco Rubio and Democratic Sen. Mark Warner warned Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that using Huawei technology in the transition to 5G internet poses "unacceptable risks to national security" and that its use in Canada could jeopardize intelligence cooperation with the U.S., according to a letter the senators sent Thursday, which Axios obtained.

Why it matters: Although a lot of attention on Capitol Hill has been focused on concerns that ZTE is not independent of Chinese government influence, Huawei is the largest maker of telecommunications equipment in the world, and there are similar concerns about its links with the Communist Party.

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Building for ZTE cell phone research.
ZTE research institute in Tianjin Binhai New Area. Photo: Zhang Peng/LightRocket via Getty Images.

Apple and Amazon's battle with Bloomberg Businessweek over its report of Chinese spies infiltrating their supply chains has captivated the industry in the last couple of days. But here's what else happened in tech news this week.

Catch up quick: A federal judge says China's ZTE violated probation; Honda will invest $2.75 billion in Cruise; Twitter outlined election integrity efforts and new rules; and Tribune Publishing Co. ditched the Tronc name after just two years.