Media reported about the possible response of China in action against Huawei
The Chinese government can apply restrictive measures to the European telecommunications giants – Finnish Nokia and Swedish Ericsson, if the EU will follow the example of the US and the UK, depriving the Huawei to access a wireless 5G network on the territory of the Union, the newspaper the Wall Street Journal, citing informed sources.
According to the publication, one of the scenarios of the Ministry of trade of China provides for the establishment of export control, which will not allow Nokia and Ericsson to sell Chinese manufactured products in third countries. The source noted that the plan is the most rigid and will be implemented in the case of a complete blockade of Chinese suppliers for 5G network from Brussels.
In January, the Financial Times newspaper, citing its sources reported that the European Union intends to restrict the access of the Chinese company Huawei to create a mobile network of the fifth generation of 5G on the territory of the Union because of concerns about threats to national security and made appropriate plan, approved by the European Commission. Under this project, technology China's Huawei and ZTE will not be allowed to "sensitive" parts of the network related to national security.
The UK government had previously announced that British telecommunications companies from 2021 will not be allowed to buy 5G Huawei equipment, and by 2027 the equipment must be completely withdrawn from circulation in 5G networks. As explained by the Minister of culture, digital technologies, media and sport UK Oliver Dowden, a decision dictated by reasons of national security and sanctions imposed by the US against Huawei.
The US accuses Huawei, in cooperation with the military and intelligence service of the PRC and possible surveillance of customers and convince several countries to use infrastructure and equipment of Huawei, the transition to the standard of mobile communication 5G. The Chinese company claims that the accusations are unfounded, politically motivated and violate the principles of market competition.