For China, Huawei is a source of national pride – it’s even written into the company’s name.
For the United States and many Western nations, however, the tech giant is a spying tool for the Chinese government.
The US says Huawei poses a security threat and is pressuring allies in Europe and Asia to ban its products.
But Huawei is fighting back.
It’s suing the US government for not allowing its workers to buy Huawei equipment and services.
What’s really behind the controversy surrounding Huawei?
Presenter: Laura Kyle
Andrew Leung – Independent China analyst and research fellow at Beijing Normal University
Richard Goodstein – Lawyer and Democratic political consultant
Marc Einstein – Chief analyst for digital services at ITR Japan, a technology research firm