Europe debates ban on Chinese tech giant over fears of back doors in 5G networks


The EU is concerned that Huawei could be asked by the Chinese government to incorporate back doors into their equipment that would allow Beijing to spy on or sabotage overseas targets.

The debate over what to do about Huawei has intensified across Europe, as companies and governments draft plans to tackle alleged security threats posed by Chinese technology firms.

But while European Union officials, and some member states, have heeded US warnings that Huawei may be a back door for Chinese spying on the West, major European telecoms firms reliant on the company’s products have called for caution on banning Chinese suppliers.

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