USA threatens sanctions against Huawei employees and business partners

USA threatens sanctions against Huawei employees and business partners

Huawei denies it spies for China and says Washington wants to frustrate its growth because no USA company offers the same technology at a competitive price.

"Huawei is the fig leaf by which China is trying to insert itself into other people's critical national infrastructure".

Pompeo also applauded the U.K.'s decision this week to rescind their agreement on partially working with Huawei to develop their 5G capabilities, a move directly related to pressure from the U.S.

"The way you are treating Huawei is being followed very closely by other Chinese businesses, and it will be very hard for other businesses to have the confidence to have more investment", he said.

"Disappointing and wrong decision by the United Kingdom on Huawei", he tweeted.

All pre-existing Huawei Huawei equipment must not be in the U.K's 5G network by the end of 2027.

"Europe is awakening to the threat of China", O'Brien told reporters.

"This mistaken decision seriously hurts the interests of Chinese companies and seriously hits the foundation of mutual trust for cooperation between the United Kingdom and China", Hua said.

"It's very disheartening. The way you treat Huawei will be followed very closely by other Chinese businesses", he said.

Huawei said it was disappointed by the move and claimed decisions on its future in the United Kingdom had become politicised.

He continued: "Secondly, he said it's a private company".

Meanwhile, the head of French cybersecurity agency ANSSI ruled out a total ban on Huawei equipment for 5G networks in a newspaper interview on Sunday, but said French companies were being encouraged to avoid switching to Huawei.

They are also expected to be ordered to shift away from the purchase of Huawei's equipment for full-fibre broadband networks over a period lasting up to two years.

"What we've got here is a campaign from the world's largest economy around frankly a reputation attack against a privately owned company that's been here 20 years".

China also vowed retaliatory measures over Trump's signing of the Hong Kong Autonomy Act, which paves the way for sanctions against banks that do business with anyone seen as infringing on the city's autonomy.

"We convinced many countries, many countries - and I did this myself for the most part - not to use Huawei because we think it's an unsafe security risk, it's a big security risk", he said.

Mr Hancock said: "We all know Donald Trump, don't we?"

"All sorts of people can try to claim credit for the decision but this was based on a technical assessment by the National Cyber Security Centre about how we can have the highest quality 5G systems in the future".

"We've been working closely with the Indians across a broad spectrum of the - the full range of worldwide partnership with them to assist them in making sure they had all the information they needed to make good decisions".

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