German intel sharing at risk over Huawei spat

German intel sharing at risk over Huawei spat

On Monday, The Wall Street Journal reported the USA had warned Germany about future "information sharing" if it uses "untrusted vendors" in its 5G infrastructure.

The Chinese telecoms behemoth has strenuously denied allegations its equipment could be used for espionage.

The U.S. has apparently warned Germany that if Chinese tech companies such as Huawei help build the country's new 5G telecom infrastructure, U.S. agencies might not share as much intelligence with the German government as they now do.

Huawei recently filed a lawsuit against the USA government for labeling it a security risk and limiting its access to the American market.

Among other things, European security agencies have relied heavily on USA intelligence in the fight against terrorism.

In the recent months, the United States has launched a global campaign to urge governments from around the world to not trust Huawei as it is allegedly a Chinese government puppet and will be used to sabotage and spy on other governments.

Germany is opening bids for its 5G infrastructure project next week. Although Huawei has repeatedly denied been used by by Chinese Government, and even challenged the United States govt to publicly release evidence backing up its claims, all that has fallen on deaf ears as the U.S. government has asked its allies to cut their relationships with Huawei. "The Americans will assume that everything we share with Germany will end up with the Chinese", the official said.

Reportedly, Huawei has no plans to sue the Australian government, for now.

"Because 5G networks are largely software-defined, updates pushed to the network by the manufacturer can radically change how they operate", said Garrett Marquis, NSC spokesman.

The US has been using its clout to try and persuade other countries that it should boycott the company as it has done. But suspicions have increased enough that the company's founder and CEO, Ren Zhengfei, tried to quash them earlier this year, when he said, "No law requires any company in China to install mandatory backdoors".

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