U.S. tech sector warned on China spying

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Staff and visitors pass through the lobby of the Huawei office in Wuhan, Hubei province. A U.S. congressional committee report out Monday warns American businesses about suspected spying through telecommunications installations in the United States by Huawei and another firm, ZTE. (Oct. 8, 2012) (Credit: Getty Images)

American companies should avoid sourcing network equipment from China's two leading technology firms because they pose a national security threat to the United States, the House Intelligence Committee warned Monday.

The panel said in a report that U.S. regulators should block mergers and acquisitions in this country by Huawei Technologies Ltd. and ZTE Corp., among the world's leading suppliers...

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