The geostrategic implications of Huawei’s bid to dominate global 5G telecommunications networks pose an enormous challenge to the West. But the nature and gravity of this challenge is still in inadequately appreciated by people outside of China. The symbiotic relationship of Huawei to China’s integrated Party-state-military regime is difficult for people in the free world to comprehend. The PRC’s sophisticated and comprehensive influence operations put considerable resources into downplaying Huawei’s role in China’s hegemonistic global agenda. Huawei’s public relations narrative is that Huawei is an exceptionally well-managed exemplary corporate citizen that is the victim of the U.S.’s foreign policy agenda to suppress China’s rightful and peaceful rise to power.