Anyone who thinks that Huawei can be crushed without retribution is deluded

This morning’s Observer column:

Until recently, the only thing the average citizen could have told you about Huawei, the Chinese tech giant, was that s/he hadn’t the faintest idea of how to pronounce it (it’s “hwa-wei” btw, according to Wikipedia). And then, suddenly, this unpronounceable company seemed to be all over the news. Now it’s at the centre of a burgeoning geopolitical row. How did that happen?

I blame the Australians, who have a government only marginally less dysfunctional than our own…

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