“Untrustworthy Chinese Tech, Convinced Nations Not To Use Huawei”: Trump

US President Donald Trump has said that Washington has confronted “untrustworthy” Chinese technology and has convinced many countries not to use Huawei-produced equipment because of its big security risk.
“We confronted untrustworthy Chinese technology and telecom providers. We convinced many countries not to use Huawei because it’s a big security risk. Just today, the UK announced that they are not going to be using it,” Trump said.
The US had designated Chinese telecom companies Huawei and ZTE Corp as national security threats, saying they have close ties with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and China’s military apparatus.
After the US’ toughened stance on imposing sanctions against Chinese companies, the UK government announced its decision to ban British companies from buying Huawei-produced equipment for 5G networks from the end of the year. The UK has barred its telecoms operators to buy new 5G telecoms equipment from the Chinese firm from January next year, and they will have seven years to remove its existing technology from their 5G infrastructure at an expected cost of £2 billion.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the UK joins democracies such as the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Romania, and Sweden in banning Huawei from future 5G network.
He said that countries need to be able to trust that 5G equipment and software will not threaten national security, economic security, privacy, intellectual property, or human rights.