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U.S. Urges Allies to Avoid Using Huawei Equipment, WSJ Says

  • Italy, Germany and Japan among countries contacted, WSJ says
  • Huawei has repeatedly rejected suggestions it spies for China
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The U.S. government is contacting key allies to get them to persuade telecommunications companies in their countries to avoid using equipment from China’s Huawei Technologies Co., the Wall Street Journal reported.

Officials from the U.S. have reached out to counterparts and executives in countries including Germany, Italy and Japan about perceived cybersecurity risks, the Journal said, citing unidentified people familiar with the matter. The U.S. may boost aid for telecommunications development in countries that shun Huawei equipment, some of the people said.