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African Union Caught in Middle of Bitter U.S.-China Feud Over Huawei

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Ghuang (left) speaking in response to allegations by U.S. Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios (right) that Huawei spied on the African Union in 2018.

The Chinese government responded forcefully on Monday to a blistering speech by U.S. Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios that he delivered last week at the Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal where he slammed countries for “opening their arms” to the Chinese tech giant Huawei. During his speech, Kratsios also made reference to the 2018 report by the French newspaper Le Monde that Huawei was allegedly involved in a massive spying operation at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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