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Taiwan preps China blacklist banning Huawei and ZTE

No Chinese smartphones for government employees, cybersecurity chief says

Taiwan’s move to further crack down on Chinese tech comes as countries such as the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the U.K. and France are either blocking or considering banning the use of Chinese equipment.   © Reuters

TAIPEI -- Taiwan is compiling a detailed blacklist of Chinese tech companies, as security concerns fuel a campaign to restrict the use of equipment from manufacturers such as Huawei Technologies.

"We will likely complete and publish a list of Chinese companies that could pose security threats by the end of March, and update the list from time to time," Jyan Hong-wei, director-general of the cybersecurity department of Taiwan's Executive Yuan, told the Nikkei Asian Review. "In that case, all government departments, organizations and government-controlled enterprises could have a clear idea when they are buying new tools."

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