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Trade war

Washington asks allies to drop Huawei

American officials cite cybersecurity risks to Germany, Japan and others

Huawei has been all but shut out of the telecom equipment market in the U.S. after a 2012 congressional report.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON/LONDON (Dow Jones) -- The U.S. government has initiated an extraordinary outreach campaign to foreign allies, trying to persuade wireless and internet providers in these countries to avoid telecommunications equipment from China's Huawei Technologies Co., according to people familiar with the situation.

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