The government would be very careful about China's industrial espionage with the help of the future successor to the 4G mobile network. Minister Blok (Foreign Affairs) said on Monday that attention should be paid to the fact that the Chinese do not get too much power when building the new 5G network.
Block continued to say that AIVD also indicated it. "This is a topic that is explicitly on our security services agenda, but we also bring it to the attention of Dutch companies."
If it depends on the minister, the government will present a special Chinese strategy in the spring of 2019. Minister Wiebes previously said that a group of six people under Prime Minister Rutte's work on this report. Wiebes said about taking over companies for Chinese companies: "Chinese companies who come to the Netherlands with a bag of state aids and can do everything here."
NOS writes that D66 member of the Verhoeven Parliament Friday morning in the radio show NOS Radio 1 News to know that the Netherlands, like many other countries, seemed to be dependent on Chinese technology. "And when the Chinese install these systems in our country, they enter very deeply into our information systems and could also send data. This is a danger."
Looking at opportunities
According to Verhoeven, it is important to start thinking about the possibilities in a European context. "What technologies do we want to keep in our own hands?"
According to Blok, China is seen primarily as a partner. "But in this world, of course, you have to be careful about what's going on. And industrial espionage, we're very careful about that."