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Huawei chairman hits out at US politicians over university funding

HONG KONG: The chairman of China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has hit back at several U.S. lawmakers who claimed the firm’s research funding to over 50 American universities posed a “significant threat” to national security. Huawei is the world’s largest maker of telecommunication network equipment and third-largest smartphone maker. It is a private company but has found itself battling perceptions of ties to the Chinese government, which it has repeatedly denied. Last week, U.S. congressmen Marco Rubio and Jim Banks…