【 BBC Chinese 】   Post Date: 12/28/2018
Huawei: 'Deep concerns' over firm's role in UK 5G upgrade
Author: BBC Chinese
The Defence Secretary has reportedly said he has "very deep concerns" about Chinese firm Huawei being involved in upgrading the UK's mobile network.
Gavin Williamson's comments - reported by the Times - came after some nations restricted use of the firm's products in 5G networks over security concerns.
MI6's head recently said Britain faced decisions on Chinese ownership of tech.
The UK says China is behind hackers targeting commercial secrets. Huawei denies any link to the Chinese state.
On Wednesday, Mr Williamson was reported as saying: "I have grave, very deep concerns about Huawei providing the 5G network in Britain. It's something we'd have to look at very closely."
Australia, New Zealand and the US have restricted use of Huawei technology in 5G mobile networks, and Mr Williamson said the UK would look at their example.
"We've got to recognise the fact, as has been recently exposed, that the Chinese state does sometimes act in a malign way," he added. 
 
Key Words: Huawei, Cyber intrusions
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