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Germany has proof that Huawei worked with Chinese intelligence: Handelsblatt

Stock MarketsJan 29, 2020 06:29AM ET
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BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government is in possession of evidence that Huawei [HWT.UL], the leading maker of telecoms network equipment, has collaborated with Chinese intelligence, the Handelsblatt daily reported on Wednesday.

"At the end of 2019, intelligence was passed to us by the U.S., according to which Huawei is proven to have been cooperating with China's security authorities," the newspaper quoted a confidential foreign ministry document as saying.

No comment was immediately available from the German government or from Huawei on the Handelsblatt report.

Chancellor Angela Merkel's government and her conservative ruling party are split on whether Huawei's equipment poses a security threat to Europe's largest economy, where the three mobile network operators are all customers of the Chinese firm.

The Foreign Ministry is among the sceptics, with Handelsblatt citing the document as saying that the U.S. evidence amounted to a "smoking gun" that meant Chinese companies could not be trusted to help build new 5G networks.

"Chinese companies cannot be considered trustworthy enough to meet the security standards needed to build 5G networks," the document stated further.

Britain on Tuesday decided to bar Huawei from the sensitive 'core' of mobile networks, exclude it from strategically important sites, and cap its share in the network periphery at 35%.

The European Union is due on Wednesday to publish a so-called toolbox that will provide recommendations on how to deal with vendors considered to be high risk, but is expected to stop short of imposing up-front bans on any one network vendor.

Germany has proof that Huawei worked with Chinese intelligence: Handelsblatt
 

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David David
David9 Jan 31, 2020 4:23PM ET
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"Intelligence was passed to us by the US" ... hahahha
EKL Teo
EKL Teo Jan 30, 2020 8:43PM ET
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They are just starting may be but US have been in this for century.
Marec Huber
Marec Huber Jan 30, 2020 8:43PM ET
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They certainly shouldn't be under estimated as to their current future labor forces abilities and communist party motives !When it comes to 5g technology for public use, it requires close monitoring to help prevent or avoid any unscrupulous intent and misuse, regarding National Security issues that could be used against( any) country or its citizens.
Wojciech Cies
Wojciech Cies Jan 30, 2020 8:43PM ET
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@EKL the chances of us going into full on cyber warfare with Europe is quite different from the chances of China doing the same against western countries...
Yashka Thebear
Yashka Thebear Jan 29, 2020 5:34PM ET
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noooooh! i can't be. Chinese gov. said it would never do that.
you what
you what Jan 29, 2020 6:26AM ET
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Said the sp44stics using their iphones Looooooooooool
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Communist China is watching YOU!
 
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