Pressure on Huawei is part of a more general US-China conflict.
US Senator Tom Cotton introduced a bill that would prohibit the transfer of US intelligence to countries that will use equipment manufactured by Huawei Technologies in 5G networks.
The bill was unveiled just a few days before the UK plans to decide to upgrade its telecommunications network using Huawei equipment.
As you know, the United States is conducting a global campaign against the Chinese manufacturer of telecommunications equipment, trying to limit the use of its products in the currently deployed next-generation cellular networks. The US is explaining its pressure by the fact that Huawei equipment can supposedly be used by the Chinese government for espionage. Last year, the United States put Huawei on the blacklist of the Department of Commerce, depriving the Chinese manufacturer of access to American products and services.
Cotton is the author of a defense law clause requiring intelligence agencies to take into account the use of telecommunications and cybersecurity infrastructure “provided by United States adversaries, in particular China and Russia,” when entering into intelligence-sharing agreements with foreign countries.