LISBON (Reuters) – the U.S. chief technology officer, Michael Kratsios, on Thursday criticized countries that are “open-armed” in Chinese 5G networks, and artificial intelligence technologies.
FILE PHOTO: A woman looks at her mobile phone, in addition to a 5G-mark at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, February 25, 2019 at the latest. REUTERS/Sergio Perez/
He was hit by Huawei, saying that the Chinese companies are not to be relied upon as the law requires them to be working with their country’s intelligence services.
Speaking at a tech conference to be held in Lisbon, Kratsios said that Europe should “assume” in the us, which imposed export controls on a Smartphone in May, and called on the EU member states that do not use their products.
“No, We can’t see eye to eye on every aspect of the technology, the policy environment, but we can all agree on the principles that are most important,” he said Kratsios, who is shaping the U.S. policy on technology and data.
However, European firms do not seem to be deterred by Washington’s: 65, commercial offers, Huawei has signed up to the half of the European customers, building 5G network, the company said last month.
The EU legislators is to avoid to explicitly single out China and Huawei as a serious threat to security in a recent report on the threat of increased cyber attacks by state-sponsored entities.
Kratsios complied with eu anti-trust chief Margrethe Vestager earlier in the day to discuss the “digital issues,” a European Commission official has said.
In his speech, Kratsios repeated the allegations published in Le Monde last year that Beijing had transferred the data on to the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, ethiopia, to China for the next five years, with the Ascend of the IT equipment.
The $200 million building was completely funded and built by China in 2012.
Huawei condemned Kratsios’ comments as “hypocritical and manifestly untrue”, stating that it was not up to the African Union for information.
The African Union has dismissed claims that Huawei has been involved in cyber-security breach.
Reporting by Victoria Waldersee; Editing by Giles Elgood