The statement released on Wednesday was signed by six highly respected, retired US military officers, including former head of national intelligence, James Clapper, and former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe, James Stavridis. Commanding US and Allied troops around the world, we have serious concerns about the future in which the China-developed 5G network is widely accepted among our allies and partners, "the statement began
Huawei is one of China's largest technology companies and in recent years has become one of the most widely used super-fast suppliers 5G Network Technologies Worldwide 1
"I have seen some assumptions that Huawei's products are banned in New Zealand, it's just not like that," she says Ardern during an interview interview
we have Huawei products in New Zealand and Huawei is already working in New Zealand, "she added.
New Zealand is a longtime ally of the United States and a member of their exclusive intelligence sharing community at Five Eyes, along with Australia, the United Kingdom and Canada.
Former US government analyst Peter Matisse said in 2018 that New Zealand's membership in the group should be reconsidered given its close relationship with Beijing.
In their statement Wednesday, US military leaders have highlighted three areas of concern. the growing presence of Chinese technologies in international networks – espionage, risks for future military operations and undermining democracy and human rights.
"China's cyber-security law and other national strategies like" military-civilian merger "mean nothing is in Chinese firms. Companies must support the Chinese Communist Party's law enforcement, intelligence, and national security interests
claim that appeals to the US intelligence community to produce evidence or a "smoking gun" to justify calls for a ban "misunderstand the challenge."
"Instead, Beijing has to explain why it is reasonable for countries to rely on Chinese telecommunications technologies when Beijing's current practices threaten the integrity of personal data, government secrets, military operations and liberal rule," the statement said.