Economy Australia bans 5G tech from Huawei and ZTE

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  1. Arkain2K

    Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    Huawei and ZTE banned from supplying 5G tech to Australia

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    Australia is distancing itself from Huawei and ZTE, imposing a ban much more detrimental to the companies' business than the one the US handed down.

    According to Financial Times and Reuters, the country has banned the Chinese telecoms from supplying local mobile carriers with 5G tech equipment due to national security concerns.

    Huawei has confirmed the move in a statement posted on Twitter, where it also said that it's been "safely and securely deliver[ing] wireless technology in [Australia] for close to 15 years."



    FT says Australia is the first country to explicitly prohibit local carriers from working with the companies -- the US government's ban only covers its personnel, agencies and contractors.

    In a statement, the Australian government said:

    "The involvement of vendors who are likely to be subject to extrajudicial directions from foreign governments that conflict with Australian law, may risk failure by the carrier to adequately protect a 5G network from unauthorised access or interference."

    Under China's laws, companies and organizations are required to assist in its intelligence efforts when asked.

    The country's authorities are clearly concerned about the possibility of the Chinese firms leaving Australia's 5G network vulnerable to infiltration on purpose for espionage purposes. A government official told Reuters that the ban was aimed at Huawei, in particular, probably because it already sent the country an offer to oversee its 5G development and to supply the network's equipment, including base stations and towers.

    https://www.engadget.com/amp/2018/08/23/huawei-zte-banned-australia-5g-ban/
     
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  2. Neph

    Neph Purple Belt

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    good

    though this is hardly the biggest news in Australian politics today...
     
  3. xcvbn

    xcvbn Silver Belt

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    Good, now ban Chinese investment in Australian/American residential real estate.
     
  4. ShinkanPo

    ShinkanPo I'll be the one to pluck that fleur

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    Good maybe one day the USA would sanction ZTE again. Its time for ZTE to end.
     
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  5. WhitebeltXL

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    Hopefully the EU follows suit and puts another nail in the coffin of this spying arm of the Chinese government.
     
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  6. fijuviju

    fijuviju Orange Belt

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    Who ll put final nail in coffin of spying arm of the USA and EU?
     
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  7. Cid

    Cid Silver Belt

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    LOL. For those that don't know the conservative government is trying to over throw the Prime Minister and in all likelihood completely blow any chance it has of winning the upcoming federal election.
     
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    Which one gave himself a 1.5 billion dollar bonus?
     
  9. Neph

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    Well I don't think they had much hope anyway, Turnbull is not at all popular in the conservative base but now it's like a race to the bottom. All that zero charisma Shorten has to do is not fuck it up. Stay tuned!
     
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  10. HIMBOB

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    We banned Huawei from the NBN as well.

    This was a reasonable action imo.
     
  11. Quipling

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    Maybe after I get a different phone, though.
     
  12. SaiWa

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    is the housing market still red hot because of those damn Chinese investors?
     
  13. Madmick

    Madmick Cerebrage Staff Member Senior Moderator

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  14. Gunny

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    This is pretty significant. It’s one thing for the US to take action against China as we have a much stronger hand and are relatively impervious to China’s retaliations. Australia on the other hand has massive economic exposure and wouldn’t do this unless their security concerns were beyond question.
     
  15. loyalyolayal

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    This is probably Oz telling China to kick rocks with their Pacific military expansion.
     
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  16. JeffDredd

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    This, let's not pretend everyone isn't playing the same game people. No one likes a hypocrite.
     
  17. ShinkanPo

    ShinkanPo I'll be the one to pluck that fleur

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    But to be honest this trade war,electronic coldwar stuff may cause all electronic prices to increase as potential competitors get booted out.
     
  18. SammyPops

    SammyPops Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Smart. Canada should do the same but will not b/c we have too many Chinese here.
     
  19. ShinkanPo

    ShinkanPo I'll be the one to pluck that fleur

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    It has begun we can only hope those fuckers in our government that wants to align with Beijings nefarious plans for our natural resources gets booted out as well.

    Its about time that fucking Giant Pendulum swing HARD!
     
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    ShinkanPo I'll be the one to pluck that fleur

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    Do you have members of Parliament who might be deep in bed with Communist party?
     
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