http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/oct/10/huawei-international-blacklisting I've seen a few stories like this over the last week. Seems both the US and UK are getting worried about how much government control/input there might be in some of the huge tech companies coming out of Asia. I remember hearing from the 90's onwards whispers about companies like Microsoft, IBM, Cisco and BT having the odd back door into networks so the US/UK governments could get in and snoop on people. Wonder if this is a case of 'I bet they are doing what we were/are'. I guess it also helps to protect your competitive edge if you can persuade your nations business' to use home grown companies rather than those from competing nations.