Europe on the fence over use of Huawei 5G technology | DW News
US urges allies not to partner with Huawei to develop 5G networks
Washington warns of threats from Chinese telecom giant
United States reiterated its European allies’ warning of security threats posed by Chinese telecommunications company Huawei as countries build their 5G networks.
“We have made our position clear: we ask our allies, partners and friends not to do anything that could jeopardize our common security interests or limit our ability to share confidential information,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday after the meeting. with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands Stef Blok in The Hague.
Meanwhile, Dutch intelligence has reported an investigation into hidden software loopholes that could give Huawei unauthorized access to user data..
Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei insists that the company does not share sensitive user information and is not under the control of Beijing. The company also says it does not work with the Chinese government, but Pompeo and other US officials dispute this claim..
Block said that while his country wants to coordinate its policies with allies, it will make independent security decisions as it prepares to tender for 5G development rights..
“An expert committee is now working to decide what criteria should be added for the 5G network, and at some point this summer these criteria will be made public,” he said..
Pompeo and Blok meet on the sidelines of the three-day Global Entrepreneurship Summit co-hosted by the United States and the Netherlands in The Hague.
The annual event brings together entrepreneurs, investors and their supporters from over 120 countries.
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“Authoritarian states can steal ideas and support their own businesses, but they can never achieve the same level of entrepreneurship and innovation as in free societies,” said the secretary of state, stressing the importance of protecting intellectual property rights, the rule of law, and predictable and consistent legal systems.
On Friday, Pompeo warned Germany that the US would not share national security information with it if Berlin was using Huawei-controlled 5G networks, as it would make it impossible to offset security risks..
The White House blacklists Huawei, restricting opportunities for cooperation with the company for American businesses.
China responded by saying that it plans to take action against organizations and individuals that harm the interests of Chinese companies by adding them to the list of “unreliable” foreigners..