Merkel forges terms on Huawei’s participation in 5G network


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Merkel forges terms on Huawei’s participation in 5G network

Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, said on Tuesday, the 5th of February, that the Germany required guarantees from China’s Huawei Technologies, that they would not be handing over their data to Beijing, before the world’s largest telecom equipment supplier could participate in casting the nation’s 5G network.

During a visit to Japan, the German Chancellor was quoted saying on Tuesday, “Due to security concerns, it is important to speak to the Chinese government so the company doesn’t just simply hand the data to the state.

In a discussion at the Keio University, Merkel told that the security should be considered as a pivot point for protecting domestic intelligence and it ought to be cleared that the Chinese States could not get their hands on all of the data from a Chinese product.

The concerns appeared to be imminent, since earlier on Tuesday, the United States again warned the EU nations and its allies not to allow the Huawei Technologies to tap into the 5G network development program. Although, multiple analysts had been considering the US approach towards Huawei as a political leverage on its tariff war with China, while its western allies were being embezzled, alongside Aussies and Kiwis, Huawei has been facing large-scale scrutiny over its tie-up with the Chinese government, despite lack of any substantial proof.

Meanwhile, the German government has yet to find a common ground on whether to echo the leads of United States to exclude Huawei from 5G network development over national security grounds. Despite all of the allegations, the Huawei repeatedly denied the accusations, saying that they had never been asked by any government to spy on behalf of them.