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Huawei says it will set up manufacturing bases in Europe

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A file photo dated 17 March 2015 mshowing a man walking past a Huawei logo at the world's biggest computer fair CeBIT CeBIT in Hanover, Germany (reissued 11 January 2019). Media reports on 11 January 2019 state security services in Poland have arrested two persons alleged of spying. It is alleged one of the two arrested is a Chinese national, named as Weijing W who works for Chinese telecoms giant Huawei. The Polish man identified by media is Piotr D, who used to work at Polish security services but left following allegations of corruption.

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Abraham Liu, Huawei´s top executive for Europe said the company would set up manufacturing hubs on the continent.
“Huawei is more committed to Europe than ever before. We are looking forward to our next 20 years here. That´s why we have decided we want to set up manufacturing bases in Europe”, Liu announced.
The move comes amid increased US pressure on EU nations to ban the tech giant. The EU has recently advised its members to ban telecom operators that are considered a security risk for critical parts of the 5G infrastructure.
However, according to the EU’s guidelines, despite the strict 5G rules, a ban on Huawei will be up to member states, as the EU is attempting to balance the company’s dominance amid the US’ security concerns.
In this context, Liu urged Europe, the US and China to “invest more in the political discussion to talk about cooperation and common rules”, adding that the tech world “is increasingly involved in geopolitical issues, trade negotiations and diplomatic dialogue between nations”.
“Politically motivated distrust does not address the upcoming challenges”, Liu said.
Huawei is one of the few providers of network technologies who are able to set up 5G networks. It has over 13,000 employees. It currently has research centres in 12 EU countries.

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