The statement, published on Wednesday, was signed by six highly respected American retired military men, including James Chapper, former director of national intelligence, and James Stavridis, the former Supreme Allied Commander Europe.
commanded US troops and allies around the world, we have serious concerns about the future when the 5G network, developed in China, is widely accepted among our allies and partners, "the statement began
Huawei is one of the largest technology companies in China and in recent years has become one of the most widely used suppliers of ultra-fast 5G network technology around the world. 1
"I saw some assumptions that Huawei products were banned in New Zealand, that's just not right," she said during an interview
"We already have Huawei products in New Zealand, and Huawei is already working in New Zealand, "she added.
New Zealand is a longtime ally of the United States and a member of their exclusive intelligence community, as well as Australia, the United Kingdom and Canada.
Former American government analyst Peter Mattis said in 2018 that New Zealand membership in this group should be revised in light of its close relationship with Beijing. the growing presence of Chinese technology in international networks – espionage, the risks for future military operations, and the undermining of democracy and human rights.
"The Chinese law on cybersecurity and other national strategies, such as" military-civilian South ", mean that nothing the Chinese firms of the Firm should support the law-enforcement, intelligence and national interests of the Chinese Communist Party.
They argued that appeals to the intelligence community of the United States to provide evidence or a "smoking pistol" to justify the calls for a ban "to misunderstand the challenge."
"Instead, in Beijing it should be explained why it is expedient for the countries relying on Chinese telecommunication technology when Beijing's current practice threatens the integrity of personal data, government secrets, military operations and liberal governance, "the statement said.
"New Zealand was not pressurized in this respect, but even independently of this, it did not matter. We define our policy and our position on these issues," she said.