Thursday , June 1 2023

Newspaper: America asks allies to avoid Huawei devices


People walking near a painting bearing Huawei logo during a Shanghai exhibition – Reuters Photo

The US government is trying to persuade wireless and internet service providers in its allies to avoid contact devices produced by Huawei Technologies in China, the Wall Street Journal reported.

The report cites anonymous people saying US officials have continued with their counterparts in governments and telecoms directors in friendly countries, where Huawei devices are already being used around what they consider to be risks to electronic security.

Huawei was recently examined in the United States.

Intelligence and other intelligence leaders have expressed concern that Huawei and other Chinese companies will be loyal to the ruling Chinese government or Communist Party, increasing the risk of espionage.

The Wall Street Journal said in a report on Thursday that Washington was considering increasing financial aid for the development of the telecommunications sector in countries that avoided devices manufactured by the Chinese.

The report added that government concerns include the use of Chinese communication devices in countries hosting US military bases such as Germany, Italy and Japan.

A spokesman for the US Department of Commerce said in a statement that the ministry will remain vigilant about any threat to US national security.

Prepared by Mahmoud Salama for the Arabic publication – edited by Amal Abu Saud

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