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EU Tech Chief Warns Again on Cyber Threat From China

  • Recent Chinese law puts firms ’under suspicion,’ Ansip says
  • Huawei faces allegations it may enable Chinese espionage
Andrus Ansip
Andrus AnsipPhotographer: Pau Barrena/Bloomberg
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The European Union’s digital chief is urging the bloc’s member states to consider the risk of partnering with Chinese companies like Huawei Technologies Co.

In an interview, Andrus Ansip, European Commission Vice-President for digital affairs, said China’s National Intelligence Law, passed in 2017, has increased the risk in dealing with Chinese companies in Europe. The law mandates any organization and citizen to support and assist national intelligence in their investigations and to keep information related to such investigations.