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Tech & Science Huawei at the heart of the Chinese foreign minister's visit to Europe

01:44  25 august  2020
01:44  25 august  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

United States: twenty Chinese companies including Huawei in the crosshairs of the Pentagon

 United States: twenty Chinese companies including Huawei in the crosshairs of the Pentagon © REUTERS / Al Drago The Pentagon has published a list of 20 Chinese companies present on American soil, including the telecommunications giant Huawei, which it considers linked to the Chinese army. According to the United States Department of Defense, 20 Chinese companies present in the United States are in fact controlled by the Chinese regime. Among these 20 companies is, unsurprisingly, Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications giant, says the Pentagon.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is expected to make Italy the first stop on his European visit . Photo: Xinhua. Leading diplomat’ s five-nation tour expected to focus on 5G and Huawei as more countries ban Chinese technology giant. Beijing’ s hard line on Hong Kong and its handling of the

The US failed to convince the prime minister to ban the Chinese firm from any involvement. The UK has decided to let Huawei continue to be used in its 5G networks but with restrictions, despite But the Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has said the decision would not affect the UK' s intelligence-sharing

C'est la première visite de Wang Yi à l’étranger depuis l’irruption du Covid-19 (image d'illustration). © John Thys / Pool via REUTERS This is Wang Yi's first visit abroad since the outbreak of Covid-19 (image by drawing).

Expected in Italy this Tuesday, the head of Chinese diplomacy begins a tour in five European countries, including France. This is Wang Yi's first overseas visit since the outbreak of Covid-19. Preserving multilateralism should be on the agenda, as should the reorganization of global supply chains. But the hottest topic will undoubtedly be the awarding of contracts for 5G, from which Chinese telecom giant Huawei is gradually being pushed aside in Europe.

The Chinese foreign minister will try to stem the tide of anti-Huawei regulations, which are gradually blocking the 5G route to Chinese telecoms giant in Europe.

UK set to phase out Huawei from 5G network in major U-turn - reports

  UK set to phase out Huawei from 5G network in major U-turn - reports The UK is poised to end the use of Huawei technology in its 5G network as soon as this year over security concerns, according to reports. © PA The government decided in January to allow Huawei to play a limited role in the UK's 5G network Boris Johnson is set for a major policy change after GCHQ is believed to have reassessed the risks posed by the Chinese company, The Sunday Telegraph said.The prime minister decided in January to allow Huawei to play a limited role in the UK's 5G network as he defied security concerns, particularly from the US, about the firm.

China ' s Foreign Minister has said that Beijing supports Huawei ' s court case against the US government, adding The Chinese foreign minister said he hoped all parties would "create a level playing field for the "Justice naturally inhabits people' s heart and truth will prevail in the end," he said.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will visit Europe this week, his first trip abroad since the COVID-19 pandemic gripped the world. He will be traveling to Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, France, and Germany from August 25 to September 1, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced.

The United Kingdom is not on the program, close to the American position, London has already banned the purchase of new Huawei equipment from next December.

The Chinese minister begins his tour with Italy, which has been considering excluding Huawei from its 5G network since last month. Wang Yi will also visit Norway, where the operator Telenor has preferred the Swedish Ericsson to the Chinese Huawei, in the Netherlands, which plan to ban certain operators from critical parts of their network. In France, where the government has an ambivalent position: no total ban on Huawei, but non-renewable authorizations of less than 5 years, which threatens the profitability of the Chinese equipment manufacturer's investments. Wang Yi’s final stop: Germany, which is due to decide Huawei’s fate in September.

Jean-Marie Le Guen succeeds Jean-Louis Borloo on the board of directors of Huawei .
© Bloomberg / Getty Images Jean-Marie Le Guen succeeds Jean-Louis Borloo on the board of directors of Huawei The Chinese company announced Sunday, September 13 the entry of former Secretary of State to the board of directors of Huawei France. Former Secretary of State for Relations with Parliament (2014-2016) Jean-Marie Le Guen has joined the board of directors of Huawei France, the Chinese company announced on Sunday, September 13.

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