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Global Management Forum 2018

Huawei hits back at 5G security concerns

World's largest telecom maker says 'technology should not be politicized'

Huawei Rotating Chairman Ken Hu tells the Nikkei Asian Review about his vision for an ecosystem of intelligent devices on Nov. 6. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

TOKYO -- An executive at China's Huawei Technologies, the world’s largest telecommunication equipment supplier, has hit back at security concerns about its role in developing 5G networks saying on Tuesday that its ambition to take the lead in next-generation telecommunication technology should not be politicized.

Asked about concerns in some developed countries that Huawei-supplied 5G networks could pose security risks, Ken Hu, Huawei Deputy and Rotating Chairman, said, "I am glad you have brought this question up. Technology issues should not be politicized."

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