Is China spying on—the US?

This question had lingered among US tech consumers and the government over the last few years, with the turning point in 2020 when then-President Donald Trump signed an NDAA that banned several Chinese-based technologies from coming to America.

President Joe Biden continued the decoupling when he took office last year, banning dozens of Chinese companies from supplying US equipment, especially those used in military, intelligence, and security research and development.

Over a month following the release of its latest executive order, the Biden administration is once again poking around one of China’s largest telecommunication equipment companies, Huawei, for possible spying and intelligence gathering.