Perry Helped Get Notorious Chinese Company in Texas Texas Gov. Rick Perry threw his hat in the ring of potential Republican presidential candidates this weekend with an announcement in South Carolina that touted both his credentials as a social conservative and his economic record as chief executive of one of the countrys largest states. The latter claim, however, is already coming under scrutiny. Not only is Texas economic picture not quite as bright as Perry would have voters believe, but he also has a bit of a China problem. According to The Washington Post, Perry was instrumental in convincing officials from Chinese telecommunications company Huawei to place its U.S. headquarters in Plano, Texas. In Washington, the company is viewed as a major national security risk. As a matter of fact, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. has rejected merger proposals by Huawei three times because of the perceived risk of giving the company such access to the U.S. market. Huaweis danger to the U.S. is one of the few things that Republicans and Democrats in Washington can agree on. Last year, a bipartisan group of senators successfully persuaded the White House to provide more scrutiny to a deal that would allow the company to sell Sprint some key software. The company has been hindered by rumors that it has close ties to the Chinese military, which could pose national security risks if it were allowed to acquire an American telecommunications company.