Yeah, right Chinese gov't going to spy on me, guess we have to leave all that instead to our own U.S. CIA.
Use your phone cautiously. Don't put or say anything with it you do not want anyone else to hear or know. Shut off your location for only when you need it.
I have an honor 7x and love it. You can buy it for 5 times as cheap as Apple 10X. Go to your GSM vendor, pay 25 bucks for a card as it is unlocked. Easy..
The Chinese don't need a lot to see what we're like and they really don't care as we sell them our tech anyway (3 kids that were already made-men threw it all away for a cheap trill). No, these carriers have their balls in the hands of the bigger companies. I miss my Nokia, or my Sony-Erricson, or even my Blackberry more than I like this ever de-evolving piece of shit Apple because it was the only thing they had at the time.