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Australia becomes latest country to ban Chinese tech companies on infrastructure  Australia bans Chinese tech companies on 5G infrastructure
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Several other governments have voiced concern over the smartphone companies' security Several other governments have voiced concern over the smartphone companies' security
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<strong>The Australian government has banned Chinese smartphone companies Huawei and ZTE from providing 5G technology, Huawei <a href="https://twitter.com/HuaweiOZ/status/1032411216184930304">says</a>.</strong> <strong>The Australian government has banned Chinese smartphone companies Huawei and ZTE from providing 5G technology, Huawei <a href="https://twitter.com/HuaweiOZ/status/1032411216184930304">says</a>.</strong>
<span style="font-weight: 400">Neither Huawei or the Australian government have provided an explanation for the purported ban, but several governments have raised national security concerns over relying on some of China’s biggest companies for major infrastructure.</span>  <span style="font-weight: 400;">Neither Huawei or the Australian government have provided an explanation for the purported ban, but several governments have raised national security concerns over relying on some of China’s biggest companies for major infrastructure.</span>
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<h2>Global trend?</h2> <h2>Global trend?</h2>
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<li>In 2012, the U.S. Government’s Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence has cited concerns that the products could be used to conduct espionage on <a style="font-size: 16px" href="https://intelligence.house.gov/sites/intelligence.house.gov/files/documents/huawei-zte%20investigative%20report%20(final).pdf"><span>American citizens</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400">.</span></li>   <li>In 2012, the U.S. Government’s Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence has cited concerns that the products could be used to conduct espionage on <a style="font-size: 16px;" href="https://intelligence.house.gov/sites/intelligence.house.gov/files/documents/huawei-zte%20investigative%20report%20(final).pdf">American citizens</a><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></li>
<li>In March the FBI officially<a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2018/06/02/china/why-americans-dont-know-about-huawei/73090/"><span> warned U.S. consumers</span></a><span> to not purchase anything from Huawei on national security grounds. The announcement also included ZTE, another major Chinese phone maker.</span></li>   <li>In March the FBI officially<a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2018/06/02/china/why-americans-dont-know-about-huawei/73090/"> warned U.S. consumers</a> to not purchase anything from Huawei on national security grounds. The announcement also included ZTE, another major Chinese phone maker.</li>
<li>On July 19, the UK government released a <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/huawei-cyber-security-evaluation-centre-oversight-board-annual-report-2018"><span>report </span></a><span>finding “shortcomings” in the compaany’s processes had exposed UK telecoms networks to new risks.</span></li>   <li>On July 19, the UK government released a <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/huawei-cyber-security-evaluation-centre-oversight-board-annual-report-2018">report </a>finding “shortcomings” in the compaany’s processes had exposed UK telecoms networks to new risks.</li>
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<h2>Grounds for concern?</h2> <h2>Grounds for concern?</h2>
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<li><span style="font-weight: 400">In the face of these suspicions, Huawei and ZTE both </span><a href="https://www.huawei.eu/does-huawei-receive-support-chinese-government"><span style="font-weight: 400">insist</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400"> they are entirely independent of the Chinese government.</span></li>   <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">In the face of these suspicions, Huawei and ZTE both </span><a href="https://www.huawei.eu/does-huawei-receive-support-chinese-government"><span style="font-weight: 400;">insist</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> they are entirely independent of the Chinese government.</span></li>
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