Germany do not Oppose Huawei’s Participation in 5G Construction
Documents obtained by Deutsche Presse indicate that the conservative camp led by German Chancellor Merkel has no objection to allowing Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei to participate in Germany’s 5G construction. The position paper was written by the CDU and finalized on Tuesday with members of its sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU). According to the document, Germany should not exclude Huawei when building the latest ultra-high-speed network.
The document states: “Government units with sufficient resources can penetrate any equipment manufacturer … even with very comprehensive technical inspections, security risks cannot be completely eliminated, and at best they can be minimized.” The document also said: “and At the same time, we are not completely defenseless against attempts to eavesdrop on 5G networks. Strong passwords and end-to-end encryption ensure the security of communications. ”
Several sources within the party said on Tuesday that while members of the CDU support the document’s claim that individual injunctions should not be imposed, instead a principle of risk control should be established.
Canadian poll: fewer people support banning Huawei
According to the latest polls from the Angus Reid Institute, only 56% of Canadians support the ban on Huawei, a 13% drop from 69% at the end of 2019. Considering that Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei has a military engineer background and that the Chinese government passed laws in 2017 requiring companies to be obliged to cooperate with investigations by national security agencies, the United States is concerned that Huawei may pose national security risks to countries around the world and has publicly called on countries around the world to ban Huawei.
However, Canada has not announced its final decision. Canadian electronic eavesdropping is said to be at odds with spy agencies over whether to use Huawei. The Canadian Global Post reported on Monday (February 10) that military leaders prefer a ban.
In recent weeks, both the UK and the EU have established rules that allow Huawei to participate in 5G construction to a limited extent. The British “Financial Times” quoted anonymous officials in London and Washington on February 6 stating that Johnson said on the phone that Huawei would still participate in the construction of 5G in the UK, and Trump was furious when he heard about it.
Germany do not Oppose Huawei's Participation in 5G Construction - /10
Documents obtained by Deutsche Presse indicate that the conservative camp led by German Chancellor Merkel has no objection to allowing Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei to participate in Germany's 5G construction.