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Chinese tech companies gain support from ongoing dispute with U.S

Continued concern of U.S.-based spying has led to a sales and marketing boom for Chinese hardware and software companies, recent reports indicate.

Published Fri, May 30 2014 1:39 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

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.

Chinese tech companies gain support from ongoing dispute with U.S | TweakTown.com

"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.

NEWS SOURCE:reuters.com

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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