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Funding the Removal of Huawei in Our Networks is Smart Investment

| Aug. 18, 2020

The United Kingdom announced the ban last month on the purchase of Huawei equipment starting at the end of the year. But more so than that, all Huawei equipment installed in the United Kingdom must be removed by 2027. This development is big news in the battle against the efforts of China to dominate the future of 5G. The removal of Huawei equipment in the United States is something our leaders must also undertake.

The behavior of Beijing in Hong Kong, the tactics in the South China Sea, the treatment of the Uyghur population, and the business practices used by Huawei and other firms highlight the challenges that our country faces. While we have broad domestic issues to handle, we must not take our eye off the ball in 5G. To succeed here and cement our economy and national security will take a significant bipartisan and innovative offense.

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For Academic Citation: Rogers, Mike.“Funding the Removal of Huawei in Our Networks is Smart Investment.” The Hill, August 18, 2020.