US-led backlash against China’s Huawei, Hikvision seen giving higher-cost rivals an opening to win contracts

Increasing resistance by the US and other governments to Chinese hi-tech companies such as Huawei Technologies and Hikvision is providing opportunities for suppliers from other countries to win business from their lower-cost competitors. In Australia, Chinese security camera makers Hikvision and Dahua have faced increased scrutiny after a report by Australian Broadcasting Corporation cited concerns raised by experts about the potential for these networks to be used for espionage. The two…