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The UK will deny Chinese companies 5G development

The UK suggests introducing a law that allows Chinese companies, such as Huawei, not to build “sensitive government projects”, according to The Sun.

The Chinese IT giant Huawei is one of a handful of companies that have developed the next generation mobile network, known as 5G. But a number of British ministers fear that Huawei’s influence on critical infrastructure can come at the expense of national security, writes The Sun .

The government therefore wants to propose a bill in Parliament to ban all Chinese companies, such as Huawei, from developing “important strategic” technological projects in the future, the newspaper reported from sources in the British government.

– We have a choice whether we should have technological cooperation with the United States or with China. It’s not possible to have it with both, says a high-ranking source in the British government.

Huawei has been accused of being an extended arm for Chinese intelligence. Here, too, the company has been a theme. When the Police Security Service (PST) presented its open threat assessment on Monday, PST chief warned Benedicte Bjørndal against Huawei. PST has previously said that it is problematic if the 5G network in Norway is being built out of them.

(© NTB)

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