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Australia bans Chinese tech companies providing 5G infrastructure Australia bans Chinese tech companies providing 5G infrastructure
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Several other governments have voiced concern over smartphone companies' security Several other governments have voiced concern over smartphone companies' security
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<strong>The Australian government has banned Chinese smartphone companies Huawei and ZTE from providing <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5G">5G</a> 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 <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5G">5G</a> technology, Huawei <a href="https://twitter.com/HuaweiOZ/status/1032411216184930304">says</a>.</strong>
<span style="font-weight: 400">Neither Huawei nor the Australian government has provided an explanation for the purported ban, but several governments have already raised national security concerns over relying on some of China’s biggest companies for major infrastructure.</span>  <span style="font-weight: 400;">Neither Huawei nor the Australian government has provided an explanation for the purported ban, but several governments have already 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 cited concerns that the products could be used to conduct espionage on American citizens.</li>  <li>In 2012, the U.S. Government’s Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence cited concerns that the products could be used to conduct espionage on American citizens.</li>
<li>In March 2018, 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>In March 2018, 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">report </a>finding “shortcomings” in the company’s processes had exposed UK telecoms networks to new risks.</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 company’s processes had exposed UK telecoms networks to new risks.</li>
<li>Earlier this month, the US <a href="https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/5515/text">banned</a> government employees, as well as contractors, from using devices manufactured by ZTE or Huawei that manage user data.</li>  <li>Earlier this month, the US <a href="https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/5515/text">banned</a> government employees, as well as contractors, from using devices manufactured by ZTE or Huawei that manage user data.</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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<li>See also: <a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2018/06/02/china/why-americans-dont-know-about-huawei/73090/">Why Americans don't know about Huawei</a></li>  <li>See also: <a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2018/06/02/china/why-americans-dont-know-about-huawei/73090/">Why Americans don't know about Huawei</a></li>
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