The Tide Is Turning From Huawei Toward Trusted 5G Vendors

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2020-06-26 08:26:44

More and more countries and telecom companies “are waking up to the danger of the Chinese Communist Party’s surveillance state” and allowing only trusted vendors in their 5G networks, excluding Huawei from deals with their telecommunications operators due to the Chinese company’s ties with the Chinese military, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement.

Companies like Huawei are required by China’s security law “to share any information that they have and that includes the private information, whether that’s health care information or other personal information of a citizen from the Czech Republic or a citizen of Germany or France,” Pompeo said at the German Marshall Fund of the United States’s Brussels Forum 2020 on Thursday.

Huawei can easily intercept any information that transits its system without even needing a backdoor or any “secret access” because “they own the infrastructure,” Pompeo said. “That information will be in the hands of the Chinese Communist Party as Huawei has a legal obligation to provide it to them.”

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