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China Threat to Telecoms Cited in EU Parliament Draft Resolution

  • European assembly plans to warn about risks to 5G networks
  • Initiative reflects growing Western concerns about spying
The ZTE Corp. logo projected on a screen is reflected on a pane of glass at the Ericsson AB booth at the Mobile World Congress Shanghai.
Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

The European Parliament plans to add its voice to growing concerns in the Western world about alleged security threats posed by Chinese telecommunications companies such as Huawei Technologies Co. and ZTE Corp.

The European Union assembly will stress the need for the bloc to protect the next generation of wireless networks, known as 5G, from intruders and to bolster cybersecurity defenses in general, according to the draft of a resolution slated for a vote on Tuesday in Strasbourg, France.