Networking gears maker Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) reports its fourth-quarter 2014 results after the bell today. The stock has made some gains this year, adding 12%, but it is down by 3.5% over the past one year. On CNBC, Josh Lipton and IDC’s Crawford Del Prete discussed the stock’s upcoming report and also looked at other U.S. tech companies that they said are facing business challenges in China. Some of the companies they mentioned include Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL), Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) and Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB).

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Concerning Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO)’s upcoming earnings, Lipton noted that China presents huge opportunities for tech companies, but also said China has been in the red in the past quarters.

“[…] That country now accounts for about 5% of Cisco’s total revenue or some $2 billion. But business there is weak. Orders in China have been in the red quarter after quarter. That is disappointing because companies like Cisco are counting on China to be a big source of future growth […],” he stated.

He went on to say that snooping concerns in China is authoring many challenges for the U.S. tech companies, and those that have been specifically pointed out as being ponds of the U.S. surveillance are  Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL), Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) and Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB).

On his part, Del Prete, Chief Research Officer at IDC, the spying claims against U.S. companies appears to have offered an opportunity for China to promote domestic tech companies.

“This is an opportunity for the Chinese government to say, ‘we have no concerns about our own products and we understand exactly how laws are made.’ And at the same time it is a way for China to promote their own indigenously made products and try and drive those products forward,” he said.

Huawei and ZTE appear to be the main beneficiaries of the woes facing Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO), Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL), Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) and Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) in the Chinese market.

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