22 March 2019

US raises concerns about Seoul plan with Huawei, WSJ says

The United States is privately raising concerns with South Korea about a potential deal with Chinese telecom giant Huawei to develop the country’s advanced wireless network, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. This is part of an expanding, quiet campaign by Washington to warn allies against integrating Chinese technology into their systems, the report said. It follows a similar push with close ally Australia which ended up blocking a Huawei unit from competing for contracts linked to the country’s broadband network last year. In 2011, the US excluded Huawei from taking part in the building of a national wireless network for emergency responders, citing national security concerns, the report said.

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