Rising cyber tensions between the United States and China is leading to a marketing and sales boom for Chinese software and hardware companies. Chinese government officials are concerned of possible cyberespionage attempts, so new security solutions are being purchased - a steady increase since former NSA contractor Edward Snowden said his former employer breached Huawei.
"The nation's information security could come under direct threat if the software we use was implemented with backdoor viruses and the like," said Mian Wei, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) minister, in a statement to the Chinese media. "Our job is to make sure such things do not happen."
The Chinese and U.S. governments have exchanged cyberespionage jabs at one another, with China saying U.S. lawmakers have fabricated evidence - and the U.S. threatening cyberattack retaliation. It's unknown what will come of all this continued banter from Beijing and Washington, though both sides seem to be preparing for cyberwar.