Well that didn’t take long. It was in our 6 am post today that we said Huawei and/or ZTE would quickly become election fodder, and now we know how quick. The first blow comes via the Obama campaign, accusing Mitt Romney, then CEO of Bain Capital, of “putting profits from China ahead of security for America.”
“This whole xenophobia about Chinese companies isn’t healthy or necessarily beneficial for the World Economy,” comments Alicia – and since when did American politicians care about that?
Anyway, now that Huawei is no longer the company “you’ve never heard of,” as 60 Minutes put it in its Sunday telecast, you can expect to be hearing about it more than you want. At least until mid-November, anyway, when Americans can resume not caring. Youku video for those in China after the jump.