NATO weighs allegations that Huawei poses security risk

By – Associated Press – Thursday, March 14, 2019

BRUSSELS (AP) – Secretary-General said Thursday that the military alliance is mulling how to respond to security concerns raised by some member countries about Chinese tech giant .

says some of ’s 29 allies are uneasy about the potential security challenges of working with as they consider investment in 5G communications infrastructure.

The United States is lobbying European and other allies to shun the biggest maker of network technology as their phone carriers invest billions in upgrading to next-generation mobile networks.

rejects accusations that it might facilitate Chinese spying or is controlled by the ruling Communist Party.

said the issue is being “addressed in many capitals. It is an issue which is partly a trade and economic issue but also has potential security implications.”

“ takes these concerns very seriously,” said. He said the allies “will continue to consult, continue to assess, and look into whether has a role to play.” He refused to speculate about what it might do.

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