The UK recently announced that it would allow the Chinese telecom company Huawei to build portions of its new 5G network. The British decision shocked many US government officials, including President Trump, who had been advising against Huawei’s involvement due to national security concerns.

As members of Congress attempt to convince Parliament to reverse its decision, Dany and Marc sat down with Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) to learn more about the dangers of Huawei and the company’s links to the Chinese government. Rep. Gallagher also explains how the UK decision may affect a US-UK free trade agreement as well as the two countries’ intelligence sharing relationship.

First elected in 2016, Congressman Mike Gallagher represents Wisconsin’s 8th District in the US House of Representatives. He served in the Marine Corps for seven years and as the lead Republican staffer for Middle East, North Africa, and Counterterrorism on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Rep. Gallagher holds a PhD in International Relations from Georgetown University.

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  1. Snirtler Member

    Good guest. And this whole 5G business raises the question of whether the right should re-think its conventional stance on industrial policy.

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    • February 15, 2020, at 10:23 PM PST
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