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Huawei crackdown

Sources: Fearing spies, Huawei redeploys US-linked executives

China's biggest tech group moves on senior research scientists following US crackdown

Huawei is redeploying senior research scientists who have U.S. links due to growing concern inside China's biggest tech group that they could be co-opted by American intelligence agents and leak secret data. (Nikkei montage)

TAIPEI -- Huawei Technologies is redeploying senior executives and scientists who have U.S. links due to growing concern inside China's biggest tech company that they could be co-opted by American agents and leak confidential data, multiple sources have told the Nikkei Asian Review.

The world's biggest telecom equipment builder and second-largest smartphone maker, which Washington insists is involved in covert surveillance by Beijing, has also reinforced electronic security systems between its overseas offices and Chinese headquarters to minimize security leaks, the Nikkei Asian Review has learned.

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