The U.S. and China have a long-standing feud though they both would like to make it less public. It is no secret that the increasing influence of China in the global political and economic landscape is unsettling to what has been believed for long time to be the world’s superpower. So it is with a pinch of salt we (people outside both the U.S. and China) take the words for top U.S. intelligence chiefs advising users not to purchase Chinese smartphones brands like Huawei and ZTE among others. Though to be fair, this advice was mostly directed to people in America.
Obviously, there will be some political and economic benefit for the U.S. if Americans (and even better if rest of the world outside China) followed this advice. As it would mean American brands (the iPhones, the Google Pixels, and the likes) would better compete in a world where Chinese brands are increasingly becoming popular.