Head of MI6 had questioned Chinese firm’s involvement in UK telecoms infrastructure

BT has confirmed it is removing Huawei equipment from key areas of its 4G network as concerns are raised about the Chinese firm’s presence in critical telecoms infrastructure.

Governments in the US, New Zealand and Australia have already moved to block the use of Huawei’s equipment as part of the future rollout of 5G networks. Earlier this week the head of MI6 also suggested the UK needed to decide if it was “comfortable” with Chinese ownership of the technology being used.

On Wednesday it emerged that Canada has arrested Huawei’s global chief financial officer in Vancouver, where she is facing extradition to the US in a move likely to exacerbate tensions between the US and China.

Meng Wanzhou, one of the vice-chairs on the Chinese technology company’s board and the daughter of the company founder Ren Zhengfei, was arrested on 1 December. A court hearing has been set for Friday, according to Canada’s department of justice.

In a statement, the UK telecoms group has confirmed it is in the process of removing Huawei equipment from the key parts of its 3G and 4G networks to meet an existing internal policy not to have the Chinese firm at the centre of its infrastructure.

The news comes in the wake of the head of MI6, Alex Younger, questioning whether Chinese firms such as Huawei should be involved in UK communications infrastructure.

He said that the UK would have to make “some decisions” about such firms after other governments had taken steps to block the firm. “We need to decide the extent to which we are going to be comfortable with Chinese ownership of these technologies and these platforms in an environment where some of our allies have taken a very definite position,” he said.

Huawei was founded by a former officer in the People’s Liberation Army and questions have been raised about the firm’s links to the Chinese state.

A recent report to the US congress by the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission suggested the Chinese government “exerts strong influence over its firms” and could “force Chinese suppliers or manufacturers to modify products to perform below expectations or fail, facilitate state or corporate espionage, or otherwise compromise the confidentiality, integrity, or availability” of devices and networks that use them.

Huawei has always denied any improper links to the Chinese government.

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In the mean time Guyana is keen to let the Chinese install spying equipment in Guyana, and pay the Chinese to do so. That way the Chinese would know exactly what is going on in our oil industry, government, and businesses. It is time for Guyana to look at this again. We don't want them split eyes controlling our internet and business networks.

They will retaliate.  Western companies do lots of business in China.  However, I understand the concerns.  Chinese are believed to be installing spyware. 

Not sure what Guyana would be concerned about.  Little technology, and whatever there is comes from China anyway.

Baseman posted:

They will retaliate.  Western companies do lots of business in China.  However, I understand the concerns.  Chinese are believed to be installing spyware

Not sure what Guyana would be concerned about.  Little technology, and whatever there is comes from China anyway.

you seriously don't see a reason that small, vulnerable countries like Guyana should be "concerned"?

smh

Mr.T posted:

In the mean time Guyana is keen to let the Chinese install spying equipment in Guyana, and pay the Chinese to do so. That way the Chinese would know exactly what is going on in our oil industry, government, and businesses. It is time for Guyana to look at this again. We don't want them split eyes controlling our internet and business networks.

China doesn't need oil secrets from Guyana.  The only thing  China needs from Guyana is the country itself.  Communist China is about two things. 1. Land expansion for the Han Chinese people. 2. Gaining the number one spot from America.

Baseman posted:

They will retaliate.  Western companies do lots of business in China.  However, I understand the concerns.  Chinese are believed to be installing spyware. 

Not sure what Guyana would be concerned about.  Little technology, and whatever there is comes from China anyway.

They are the leading supplier and contracting entity in Guyanese broadband where they are implanting their routers and other network devices directly into the bloodstream of western Internet traffic. Guyana was warned by the US and others yet they persist in letting Chinese place their equipment into the our broadband infrastructure. These people are complete slaves to Chinese money.

Prashad posted:
Mr.T posted:

In the mean time Guyana is keen to let the Chinese install spying equipment in Guyana, and pay the Chinese to do so. That way the Chinese would know exactly what is going on in our oil industry, government, and businesses. It is time for Guyana to look at this again. We don't want them split eyes controlling our internet and business networks.

China doesn't need oil secrets from Guyana.  The only thing  China needs from Guyana is the country itself.  Communist China is about two things. 1. Land expansion for the Han Chinese people. 2. Gaining the number one spot from America.

Once on the broadband they can intercept any traffic passing through those divices. TCPIP is connectionless and seek the shortest path. Once connected to other networks in the region it can be the shortest pathway for messages from elsewhere where hardware implanted with spy-ware can intercept the data.

I have no doubt that the Chinese monitor this board. Prashad got several phone calls on his personal cell phone, in the past, where there was a pattern of silence followed by hang-ups after a few minutes.  The calls came from a Chinese consulate. I have no doubt that my hello was being recorded so that my voice can be can be tracked.

Prashad posted:

I have no doubt that the Chinese monitor this board. Prashad got several phone calls on his personal cell phone, in the past, where there was a pattern of silence followed by hang-ups after a few minutes.  The calls came from a Chinese consulate. I have no doubt that my hello was being recorded so that my voice can be can be tracked.

Yea, me sure them trying to figure who is this dumb coolie from mudflat trying to set up an Indish in Spratley!!

Baseman posted:
Prashad posted:

I have no doubt that the Chinese monitor this board. Prashad got several phone calls on his personal cell phone, in the past, where there was a pattern of silence followed by hang-ups after a few minutes.  The calls came from a Chinese consulate. I have no doubt that my hello was being recorded so that my voice can be can be tracked.

Yea, me sure them trying to figure who is this dumb coolie from mudflat trying to set up an Indish in Spratley!!

The chinese are always curious for their own reasons . They hacked my gmail hence my  phone a few years back  according to Google. They were Chinese because the ip came out of china and San Fran and they did it on more than one occasion.  Why they did it I do not know but they could not have gotten much except identity and where I live.

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