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Sweden bans Huawei, ZTE from 5G, Calls China Biggest Threat

The European Union has blocked the sale of major telecom equipment from Huawei and ZTE in the bloc due to “serious security concerns.”

In the latest broadside at China, the EU executive said it was banning Huawei and ZTE from a swathe of sensitive telecommunications equipment that’s on the block because of “significant risks.”

The products affected by the ban cover devices that can link offices, homes and public transport networks.

One of Sweden’s top intelligence chiefs just took the US and the Chinese government to task in an epic anti-China rant that declared Chinese electronics giant Huawei has “no place” in its 5G network — and in Europe.

Fears over the close ties between Huawei and the Chinese government run deep in Europe, but the rest of the world has been slow to consider the issue. That’s now changing, with South Korea deciding to ban Huawei from its 5G rollout, and Australia, New Zealand and the US already

The National Security Authority (NSM) in Sweden has called out Chinese telecommunications companies Huawei and ZTE, and other Chinese companies as threats to national security in an interview with the Swedish Radio.

“The Chinese government has made the biggest cyber attacks in the world and has threatened Sweden with fake news,” Jaana Himma, director of NSM, said.

Huawei is a major part of China’s ambitions for the global telecommunications market and has come under heavy scrutiny from the.

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