Trump to Ban Huawei Tech in US Wireless Networks

Trump to Ban Huawei Tech in US Wireless Networks

A Huawei sign is pictured at a shop in Beijing, China January 29, 2019.

China's Huawei has offered to build a cyber security centre in Poland, where last month authorities arrested a Chinese employee of the telecommunications firm along with a former Polish security official on spying charges.

The United States wants to steer people away from Huawei towards Western products because of its concerns over the security of the Chinese company's technology, the USA envoy to the European Union said last week.

"Enhancing our software engineering capabilities is like replacing components on a high-speed train in motion", he said in a letter to the chairman of the British parliament's science and technology committee.

It is a complicated process and will take at least three to five years to see tangible results.

Huawei's regional public affairs director, Austin Zhang, said there is no reason for the Polish government to exclude the Chinese firm from its future 5G network development. Again Huawei? Yes! Though the United States is doing its best to make a mess, Huawei has already signed more than 30 contracts with different countries to supply 5G equipment but has yet to sign a 5G commercial contract in Thailand.

Ding reportedly added that Huawei "has never and will never" use its equipment for Chinese state espionage. The law mandates any organization and citizen to support and assist national intelligence in their investigations and to keep information related to such investigations.

Liu said Huawei hired 12,000 people in Europe and in 2018 procured $6.3 billion worth of goods in Europe.

In Germany, Reuters said ministers have been meeting to discuss the possibility of a Huawei 5G ban after Angela Merkel earlier this week set conditions for the company's participation in the nation's new mobile network, including guarantees from the company that it would not hand over information to the Chinese government.

A spokesman from the National Security Council advised that the "working across government and with our allies and like-minded partners to mitigate risk in the deployment of 5G and other communications infrastructure".

So far, Huawei hasn't responded to Politico's report.