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Keep Huawei out

The company should not be allowed further into our critical infrastructure. (This article features in Prospect's cyber resilience supplement)

By Isabel Hilton  

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei at the company’s Shenzhen campus. Photo: NG HAN GUAN/SHUTTERSTOCK

Does Huawei, the Chinese technology giant, pose a security threat? As a new UK government wrestles with the 5G telecoms question, and the challenge of staying friends with both the US and China, it is worth looking at a Chinese defence white paper released in July. In it, the party state lays out its view on the evolving shape of warfare in the 21st century. Technology plays a key role.

“Cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence,…

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