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Pence sharpens Huawei criticism in Munich security speech

Chinese supplier poses risk to telecom infrastructure, US vice president says

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks during the Munich Security Conference on Feb. 16. He reiterated the Trump administration's commitment to securing peace through strength.   © Reuters

MUNICH -- U.S. Vice President Mike Pence urged allies Saturday to turn their backs on Huawei Technologies, painting the Chinese telecommunications equipment supplier as a severe security threat.

"Chinese law requires them to provide Beijing's vast security apparatus with access to any data that touches their networks or equipment," Pence said during a speech at the annual Munich Security Conference.

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