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Revealed: NZ, other Five Eyes partners met before Huawei arrest

Spy bosses from countries in the Five Eyes network held a secret meeting in Nova Scotia in July to discuss concerns about security concerns about China and Huawei, according to an AFR report.

Telcos' pending upgrades to 5G mobile networks were apparently a topic of particular concern as the agency heads supped on lobster bisque.

In the months that followed that July 17 dinner, an unprecedented campaign has been waged by those present – Australia, the US, Canada, New Zealand and the UK – to block Chinese tech giant Huawei from supplying equipment for their next-generation wireless networks, the paper says.

"All of the Five Eyes partners are coming into line," analyst Paul Buchanan tells the Herald. Buchan says security agencies are right to be suspicious of Huawei. The company denies wrongdoing.

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