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U.S. Warns Germany To Drop Huawei Or Risk Losing Intelligence Sharing

Following intense pressure from the US on its European allies to boycott the use of Huawei products in the rollout of next-generation 5G products and shut out the Chinese telecom giant from local markets, Germany was the first nation to rebuke Washington, with Handeslblatt reportingone months ago that the German government wanted to avoid excluding products offered by Huawei.

Then it was the UK's turn, and as we reported three weeks ago, in the latest "serious blow" to US efforts to persuade allies to ban the Chinese supplier from high-speed telecommunications systems, the FT reported that the British government has concluded that it can "mitigate the risk from using Huawei equipment in 5G networks." The UK National Cyber Security Centre had reportedly determined that "there are ways to limit the risks from using Huawei in future 5G ultra-fast networks" and in doing so it was ignoring escalating US efforts to persuade countries to bar Huawei from their networks on the basis that it could help China conduct espionage or cyber sabotage.

Now, it is the US' turn to respond to these "insurgencies" by western ally nations, and as the WSJ reports, the Trump administration has told the German government it would limit the intelligence it shares with German security agencies if Berlin allows Huawei to build Germany’s next-generation mobile-internet infrastructure.

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