US probe finds questionable communications equipment on Chinese-built cranes

A US congressional probe has found questionable communications equipment on Chinese-built ship-to-shore cranes at American ports including cellular modems that could be remotely accessed, according to a report carried in the Wall Street Journal.

The investigation news follows on from the Biden administration’s recent decision to replace the nation’s Chinese-built port cranes with Japanese ones over concerns they could be fitted with spy devices.


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