By Yu Runze, Sina English
A U.S. congressional report that urged American companies to stop doing business with Chinese telecom equipment makers Huawei and ZTE has triggered a fresh wave of complaints against the firms, opening a second phase to the panel's investigation.
A staff member of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee said the panel has been receiving "dozens and dozens" of calls from current and former employees and customers reporting supposedly suspicious equipment behavior, chiefly involving Huawei.
"I don't think the companies should expect our attention to stop," the staff member told Reuters, adding that the panel would follow up on new leads. The staffer was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.
U.S. Congress: Chinese tech giants pose security threat
China's top telecommunications gear makers should be kept from the U.S. market because of security threat, the U.S. House of Representatives' Intelligence Committee leaders said in a draft of a report to be released Monday.
U.S. intelligence must stay focused on efforts by Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and ZTE Corp to expand in the United States and tell the private sector as much as possible about the threat, the panel leaders said based on their 11-month investigation of the pair Chinese tech giants.