I am actualy on board with the intelligence committee
China has had a long history of spying on US companies. Is everyone that forgetful not too long ago when an employee with worked for Motorola was Chinese and the FBI actually busted her before she made it to the plane. She had the thumb drives for the secrets for iDEN that Motorola had been working on. She stated that she was working on behalf of the Chinese military to steal communication secrets. That was just one case of many.
I find it crazy that people on here are saying this is due to competition. It's honestly just creepy the fact they are here!
Both Huawei and ZTE are companies with murky pasts and have been linked to the Chinese military numerous times. Unlike most of their competitors - Erricsson, Cisco, NSN, Alcatel Lucent these two are not publicly held and do not divulge much information on their financials.
Industrial espoinage is the modus operandi of many Chinese companies - steal IP and save all the R&D expenses, giving them a huge cost advantage and the ultimate demise of their competitors.