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Huawei crackdown

With West divided, Huawei plans first European 5G factory in France

Chinese telecom giant's move comes despite security concerns over next-gen mobile tech

The Chinese telecom giant will invest 200 million euros to set up the mobile base station plant, which will create 500 jobs.   © Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) -- Huawei will build its first European manufacturing plant in France, the chairman said on Thursday, as the Chinese telecom giant seeks to ease worldwide concerns stoked by U.S. charges that Beijing could use its equipment for spying.

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