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Dangers of Trade Protectionism
In the name of "national security," U.S. politicians have tried to block Huawei and ZTE, two of China's major private telecom firms, from entering the U.S. market. This triggered concerns that trade protectionism could affect the development of the free market economy around the world.
Political Attack on Chinese Firms

Since February 2011, when the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence began its investigation into Huawei and ZTE, the two companies have cooperated with the committee in an open and transparent manner. However, as allegations swirled by the U.S. Congress that both companies pose "security threats" to the country, no evidence has yet to be presented.

It is worth asking why the United States—a country that regularly extols the virtues of global free trade—behaves the way it does toward Chinese firms.

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