First, let me make it clear that I hope this will not devolve into being either a political or, far worse, an ethnic debate. Fundamentally, I'm raising the issue that may be a U.S. (and other Western country) national security issue and, to a far lesser extent, intellectual property theft issue. One last preface: I certainly don't feel I have anything close to proof that Huawei, or other Chinese tech mfrs are using any hardware or software products to commit espionage against the interests of other countries - principally against the US because it is where I live and because it is the most vulnerable to cyber attacks that may either commit espionage (ie, spying) or cyber attacks, such as crippling the power grid, defense networks, even vast economic/business networks. But from what I have read, there is certainly evidence that Huawei and other Chinese telecom mfrs have done all of this with the arrest of the CFO of Huawei in Canada as just one small indication. On the other hand, it is clear that some of the best personal tech is coming out of China, and I don't mean Chinese mfg and assembly operations who are contractors of consumer tech companies from Apple to Microsoft to Samsung and, essentially, every consumer tech brand. I'm referring to the Chinese branded products such as Huawei's awesome phones - including the first real competitor to the Samsung Note series - to phenomenal, very low priced "clones" of other makers' products, even those of Lenovo, itself a Chinese domiciled company. I should probably do a poll on this - and may - just to ask if you would purchase, or would think twice before purchasing or would not consider purchasing Chinese branded personal tech either because it may contain embedded spy tech, stolen IP or government subsidized cost structures so as to put other countries' mfrs out of business. Finally, there is the broader question of patronizing companies who may well have been indicted or even convicted of some of the aforementioned abuses - particularly implanting spy chips in public telecommunications network equipment, including that used to build out the 5G networks now feverishly being developed by Chinese companies in China, elsewhere in Asia and in much of the developing world - even if there is no evidence of any of these offenses being committed and spyware being embedded in the phones, tablets and computers made by Huawei and its Chinese peers. This latter case being essentially a boycott of a all of brand's products because of other bad acts the company has been convicted of in other arenas, such as telecom networks, military gear, etc. I seek thoughts and inputs with another inescapable truth in plain view: Google and Facebook - and others to come - have already been indicted of committing flagrant privacy violations in Europe in particular - largely because their privacy laws are far more advanced than ours - and thus the same question can and should include whether you boycott Facebook (and all its owned brands: Instagram, What's App, etc), Google and other US companies for its alleged consumer-hostile activities, more and more of which are coming to light in court cases and government investigations, confirming that they are far from "innocent victims" in cases like Russian, Iranian, North Korean, Chinese "fake news" attacks on the US and European electorate. Oh man, what a Pandora's box I seem to have opened. I may revise this and make it much shorter, but I really am curious as to how others - both citizens of the US and Western Europe as well as from other parts of the world - feel about patronizing Huawei in particular, but I want to be careful not to come off as having - or worse, instigating - ethnocentric bias and hatred. TL;DR: At present, I have serious qualms about buying Huawei personal tech products; do you?