U.S. uses intelligence sharing to threaten Germany to ban Huawei German media: U.S. never releases evidence

After allies such as Britain and Canada, the United States has threatened Germany to ban Huawei for similar reasons. U.S. Ambassador to Germany Reinell said Thursday that President Trump has explicitly instructed him that “any country that chooses to use untrustworthy 5G suppliers” risks sharing intelligence and information with the United States, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. Although Mr Greiner did not mention Huawei, public opinion said the demand was clearly directed at Huawei. Some analysts said that the United States on the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei’s participation in 5G construction in recent days, a series of pressure and threats to European allies, so that the West on the issue of the rift exposed.

U.S. uses intelligence sharing to threaten Germany to ban Huawei German media: U.S. never releases evidence

“President Trump just called me from Air Force One to clarify that any country that chooses to use an untrustworthy 5G supplier would jeopardize our ability to share intelligence and information at the highest level,” Greiner said on Twitter, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. The analysis suggests that this statement will exacerbate tensions between Germany and the United States. Last week, Germany’s ruling CDU and its sister party, the CDU, adopted a document banning Huawei from participating in Germany’s 5G network. The United States has provided information to the German government that spytechnology was found on Huawei’s antenna, the German business daily Bild reported Wednesday.

In the face of U.S. pressure and threats, German weekly Der Spiegel said on the 17th, the United States again and again again against Huawei allegations, the news at first release, people always feel that found explosive news. But the truth is that the United States has not once released evidence to support its allegations. Despite more than a year of pressure from Mr. Trump on his European allies, few European powers have excluded Huawei from 5G network construction, the German news agency reported. In addition to the United Kingdom, Germany, AFP has previously said that Huawei will not be excluded from France’s 5G network equipment suppliers. “The British public deserves the best technology,” Mr Johnson said earlier, on the US’s pressure to ban Huawei. “

U.S. officials have repeatedly warned Europe not to use Huawei technology after The U.S. decided not to ban it. At the Munich Security Conference, which ended at the weekend, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Defense Secretary Amber Leave and Secretary of State Pompeo took a hard line, accusing European countries that chose Huawei to build a 5G network of choosing a “very dangerous” path, claiming that their reliance on China’s 5G suppliers would be “very dangerous.” endangering NATO, the most successful military alliance in history.” But the Us smear was refuted by Wang Yi, China’s state councilor and foreign minister. “All the accusations against China by the US are lies, not facts, ” he stressed. “

The Financial Times commented that the latest warning from US officials about the impact of 5G on NATO opened up a new front in a war of words between Washington and Europe over the dangers of China’s involvement in infrastructure. According to Germany’s Le Monde newspaper, continued US pressure has put Europeans in a dilemma. “On the one hand, we don’t want to mishandle the issues raised by the United States, nor do we want to get into an unnecessary conflict between the two countries,” sikorski, Poland’s former foreign minister, was quoted as saying. On the other hand, we want the United States to realize that what they need is the whole of Europe, not just the individual European countries, to face China. “

The UK’s decision to allow Huawei to “limited” participation in its 5G network construction also “infuriated” Australia, another of the Five Eyes Alliance. The latter is the only Western country to follow the US in banning Huawei’s 5G technology. China’s ambassador to Australia Cheng Jingye 17 in an interview with Australian media about Huawei, said Australia’s ban on Huawei is a discriminatory policy, “politically motivated”, and the ban is not in the best interests of Australian companies and consumers. “Because Huawei’s ban has hurt mutual trust between the two countries, it has become a sore point or a thorny issue in bilateral relations,” he said. Mr Cheng also believes that the UK government’s decision to allow Huawei to “limited” participation in 5G network construction was a wise decision, despite the considerable external pressure.

According to Reuters, Malaysia’s Minister of Communications and Multimedia, Gobin Star, said on the 17th that the country will launch a 5G program this year, in accordance with its own security standards to choose partners.

Global Times Special Correspondent in Germany, Australia, Aoki Wang Chuanjun