"U.S. authorities used to make a distinction between telecom infrastructure and consumer devices; that line is now deliberately being blurred," said Avi Greengart, research director of consumer platforms and devices at GlobalData.
THIS IS INCORRECT ANALYSIS, it is the device that blurs the lines. An analog telephone was in essence a socket that did analog translation of signal. It connected audio carrier wavelength data to analog electric carrier wavelengths. A smartphone is the equivalent of a routing wifi enabled server. to say its the US government blurring the lines when the device is infrastructure in every way as far as capability is short sighted or based on social and political paradigms not technical facts.
More of the same grotesque fear-mongering and libels from these US clowns, and as always not one single shred of evidence to substantiate their lies. China should just sue them at the WTO, and "warn" their citizen from buying any smartphone from US companies.