A well-known U.S. nuclear lab has removed two pieces of technology equipment made in China out of national security anxiety.
The devices in use at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico were manufactured by H3C Technologies Co. of Hangzhou, China, according to Reuters News Service. They were “promptly replaced,” according to a government document. Other H3C devices may be in use at the lab, and will be replaced if and when discovered, the document adds.
Now owned by Hewlett Packard, H3C was formerly a joint venture between Huawei Technologies and 3Com (News - Alert) Corp.
Members of Congress have voiced worries about Huawei and its possible connection to the Chinese military and government. But Huawei denies it poses U.S. security risks. Related concerns were raised by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.