Merkel Disagrees With Security Hawks, Resists Ban On Huawei

German Chancellor Angela Merkel stands against a full resists ban on China’s technology giant Huawei opposing negotiators working on rules for the country’s fifth-generation wireless networks, according to the U.S. news agency Bloomberg.

Merkel disagrees with security hawks, resists ban on Huawei

German Chancellor Angela Merkel stands against a full resists ban on China’s technology giant Huawei opposing negotiators working on rules for the country’s fifth-generation wireless networks, according to the U.S. news agency Bloomberg.

The rules, which were meant for entitling key cabinet members to scrutinize equipment vendors, would unlikely turn into a de facto ban on Huawei despite room for change, according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter.

Sources told Bloomberg that Merkel has insisted that Germany mustn’t rule out Huawei with a full ban, making Germany differ from the United Kingdom and France in terms of Huawei’s involvement in 5G network infrastructures.

The UK has already imposed a ban denying Huawei’s access to its 5G network market while the French government also issued rules that restrict the operators to use 5G kit from the Chinese technology company.

European leaders are set to discuss their broader strategy for 5G network infrastructures, including 5G security, in a delayed summit in Brussels next week.

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Bloomberg said that Charles Michel, president of the EU leaders’ council, is trying to align members of the bloc on the issue of cybersecurity, according to a draft summit statement it saw.

“The European Council underlines that potential 5G suppliers need to be assessed on the basis of common objective criteria,” the draft says.

Huawei aims to survive the market through 5 tech domains

With Huawei no longer able to buy chips produced with American equipment, the Chinese telecom giant is rolling out a strategy to deal with U.S. restrictions. At the company’s annual flagship event, Huawei Connect 2020, in Shanghai, its top management team gave domestic and global media outlets their latest response.

Huawei’s response to U.S.’ latest sanctions

In the face of U.S. sanctions, Huawei’s rotating chairman, Guo Ping, says the company has sufficient stock to continue providing businesses with chips. But they’re still figuring out ways to acquire millions of high-end chips for smartphones. And American companies are applying for a special license, as they hope to provide them with the technology.

“These sanctions have not only stopped American companies from selling chips, but also limited global companies outside the U.S. We still hope the U.S. government will reconsider their policies. If they allow us to, we’ll still purchase their chips,” Guo explained.

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He says the company’s current goal is to survive this difficult period. As 5G is rolled out at scale worldwide, Huawei believes connectivity, cloud, AI, computing, and industrial applications have all come together to create unprecedented opportunities for the information and communications technology (ICT) sector. But how to keep the data safe is a big concern across the world.

Huawei will attract more talents, not cut jobs

Under the current COVID-19 pandemic, Huawei says its global business has been greatly impacted, but the company’s human resources will remain stable; they will not cut jobs and continue to attract more talents.

When asked why Huawei has recently pulled some investment from Australia, the company’s top executive said Australia is a very small market, and Huawei is adjusting its strategy according to the real performances. They will continue their expansion in global as well as domestic markets.

Data security, lack of talents are major challenges

As most governments, enterprises and societies are embracing digital technologies, Johnny Yu, consulting clients and markets leader at PwC China, told CGTN that data security and data management are major challenges.

Because data is everywhere, people have to come together to guarantee its safety and make sure governments, enterprises and individuals can benefit from the value of data.

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Another challenge Yu mentioned is the lack of talents in the digital era. He said PwC has made several surveys in global enterprises, and around 60 percent of company staff need to be trained and improve their digital way of thinking. Digitization not only means the hardware and software, but also highlights improved human resources.

Clean 5G? No single government can define that

The U.S. has recently launched a Clean Network program. It not only aims to keep Chinese hardware companies out of America’s 5G infrastructure, but also telecoms carriers, cloud services and app stores. Many say fair and transparent global standards are needed.

“We need an objective standard to define clean 5G, no specific government or politician can define what a clean network is. I hope global society can work together on a united network and data security regulation based on international facts and rules,” Wang Tao, Huawei executive director of the board, said.

5G, cloud computing and AI are some of the fundamental elements to build a smarter society. Huawei hopes to work closer with global partners to enrich industrial applications, so everyone can enjoy a safer and better connection.

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