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  • The world is freaking out about Huawei

  • The Chinese telecom giant

  • Many countries are labelling it a national security risk.

  • Welcome to China Uncensored,

  • I'm Chris Chappell.

  • In December, at the US's request,

  • Canada arrested the now infamous CFO of Huawei,

  • Meng Wanzhou.

  • Why?

  • Well, according to China's ambassador to Canada,

  • white supremacy.

  • Ok, to be fair,

  • the ambassador said that the white supremacy

  • wasn't about arresting Meng,

  • it was about arresting Meng and then complaining about

  • the Chinese regime arresting two Canadians.

  • Because if you respect the Canadian legal system

  • but don't respect the Chinese legal system,

  • that's definitely because you're a white supremacist.

  • Or...maybe it's because the Canadian legal system

  • looks like this:

  • While the Chinese legal system

  • looks like this:

  • Yeah, even the Chinese ambassador

  • would rather be arrested under the Canadian legal system

  • than the Chinese legal system.

  • He just can't say that because he has to go back to China,

  • and...he doesn't want to get arrested there.

  • Now, what's been lost amid the diplomatic brouhaha

  • is the reason the US asked Canada

  • to extradite Meng Wanzhou in the first place:

  • that Meng and Huawei had tricked banks

  • into violating US sanctions on Iran

  • by using shell companies owned by Huawei

  • to secretly do business in Iran.

  • So when banks handled Huawei's financial transactions,

  • they were accidentally doing business with Iran, too.

  • And after Meng's arrest,

  • even more evidence has been found

  • tying Huawei to these companies.

  • Now countries around the world have known for years

  • about some of the sketchy dealings of Huawei.

  • Not the least of which are shady connections

  • to the Chinese Communist Party

  • and potential national security concerns.

  • But Huawei is also the world's

  • largest telecommunications company,

  • which makes closing the door on Huawei

  • a little challenging when financial interest is on the line.

  • So here are how 8 different countries have dealt with Huawei.

  • Number 8

  • India

  • After the arrest of Huawei's CFO,

  • India's telecom export body requested

  • a ban on Huawei products for government services,

  • citing national security concerns.

  • But India's telecom minister said the government

  • would not look into a ban.

  • I mean, you can't ban a company

  • that could be building your country's 5G network, right?!

  • Huawei will be one of several companies participating

  • in trials to secure permission to build India's 5G network.

  • Don't worry,

  • an Indian official said they would put

  • all the necessary safeguards in place

  • before allowing access to core networks.

  • So India's stance?

  • Officials are concerned about Huawei.

  • But the have no plans to block Huawei from government use,

  • or from their 5G network

  • Number 7

  • Germany

  • Germany's technology watch dog

  • doesn't think Huawei is a threat.

  • In fact,

  • all three of Germany's major telecom companies

  • use Huawei equipment.

  • Later this year,

  • Germany will also be auctioning off contracts

  • to build its 5G network.

  • And Huawei wants to play a major role.

  • Nevertheless, some German officials have launched

  • a last ditch bid to convince the government

  • to ban Huawei from the 5G market.

  • But for now, the German government as a whole

  • is happy to have Huawei everywhere.

  • Number 6

  • France

  • When it comes to the war for 5G networks,

  • France has not surrendered.

  • According to Bloomberg,

  • France is considering targeting Huawei as a security concern.

  • France is also looking to build 5G networks.

  • And it's moving to make parts of its telecoms infrastructure

  • inaccessible to Huawei.

  • France's largest telecoms operator, Orange,

  • won't use Huawei equipment in its 5G network.”

  • Other major telecoms have said they'll look into similar moves.

  • But as of now France has no internal government ban on Huawei.

  • Number 5

  • Japan

  • The nation that brought us Gundams

  • has decided it doesn't need Huawei,

  • at least as far as government contracts go,

  • because of security risks.

  • The new Japanese guidelines don't specifically mention Huawei,

  • but are designed to prevent leaks of sensitive information.

  • The guidelines cover,

  • purchases of personal computers,

  • servers and telecommunications equipment

  • by the government and Self-Defense Forces

  • over concerns that viruses embedded in the equipment

  • could cause systems to fail or could leak sensitive information,

  • including military operations, to China.”

  • Japan's telecom carriers are also saying no to Huawei.

  • So Huawei is not getting a lot of love in Japan.

  • Number 4

  • The United Kingdom

  • Huawei is also interested in the UK's 5G network.

  • And a few days after Meng Wanzhou's arrest,

  • Huawei agreed to address

  • the British government's security concerns.

  • However, a major British telecom company,

  • BT Group,

  • said it won't use Huawei equipment for its core 5G network

  • and has also begun removing Huawei equipment from its 4G network.

  • MI6—British intelligence

  • has singled out Huawei as a potential security risk.

  • But officially, Huawei is not banned

  • for government officials or 5G networks.

  • Number 3

  • New Zealand

  • Just days before Meng's arrest,

  • New Zealand banned Huawei from the nation's 5G network,

  • citingsignificant national security risks.”

  • New Zealand's intelligence agency

  • also rejected a proposal from Spark,

  • one of the country's biggest telecom carriers,

  • to use Huawei gear in its 5G network.

  • Given that the Chinese regime is influencing New Zealand

  • 'at every level of society',

  • It's pretty impressive that New Zealand

  • is coming out strong against the use of Huawei.

  • Number 2

  • Australia

  • Australia is also very concerned.

  • Back in August,

  • Australia banned Huawei

  • and another major Chinese telecom company, ZTE,

  • from building its 5G network.

  • The initial statement targeted firms

  • who are likely to be subject to extrajudicial directions

  • from a foreign government,”

  • but did not mention Huawei or ZTE by name.

  • I mean, it could be about any company, amirite?

  • Except that it's pretty obvious,

  • and also an Australian government official told Reuters

  • that it was in fact targeted at Huawei and ZTE.

  • So Australia, also coming out strong.

  • Number 1

  • The United States

  • Amurica has always been number 1.

  • Especially when it comes to raising concerns over Huawei.

  • In fact, this whole case with Meng Wanzhou

  • came out of investigations into Huawei leadership

  • that the US government began way back in 2010.

  • And during those investigations

  • “F.B.I. agents grew concerned that company officers

  • were working on behalf of the Chinese government.”

  • Meanwhile US lawmakers have been calling Huawei

  • a security risk since at least 2012.

  • And laws restricting Huawei

  • from equipping government agencies

  • began in 2013.

  • Last yearsix major U.S. intelligence heads

  • including the FBI, CIA, and NSA

  • warned Americans against using

  • products and services from Huawei.”

  • And the US has been pushing other countries to follow its lead.

  • And more of Huawei's shady dealings are coming to light,

  • like Poland arresting a Huawei executive

  • for spying right before we recorded this episode.

  • And more and more countries are beginning to pay attention.

  • So America:

  • We're number 1...

  • at blocking Huawei.

  • So what do you think about Huawei?

  • Should it be banned or allowed in your country?

  • And are you watching this on your Huawei phone?

  • Leave your comments below.

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  • But before you go.

  • Now it's the time when I answer a question

  • from a fan who makes China Uncensored possible

  • by contributing through the crowd funding website Patreon.

  • William Adderholdt asks,

  • “I was surprised to read in the newspapers

  • that the Chinese government forcibly suppressed observations

  • by Marxist student groups of Mao's December 26 birthday.

  • What is the government's official position on Marxism and Mao,

  • and what is their actual position?”

  • Haha, that's a good question.

  • In case you don't know,

  • November saw a pretty big crackdown

  • on student Marxist groups in major cities throughout China.

  • Now officially, the Chinese Communist Party

  • loves and venerates Marx and Mao and Lenin

  • and all the other greats of Communism.

  • Except for Stalin.

  • It's because of the mustache.

  • What is the Party's actual position on Marxism?

  • I would say that it's not that different

  • from their official position.

  • But the crackdown over the student Marxist groups

  • isn't over who believes in communism more,

  • the state or the students.

  • It's over the fact that only the Chinese Communist Party

  • is allowed to control communism in China.

  • If you're going to protest in China,

  • doing it in the name of Marxism won't protect you,

  • because you're organizing outside of the party-state.

  • In the end, communism was never about creating

  • a better, more equal world.

  • That was just a facade to convince the masses

  • to overthrow the elite,

  • and ultimately give power to a small group of

  • what turned out to be incredibly bad people.

  • Every country that implemented communism

  • quickly became a brutal authoritarian state.

  • So remember, the only people in communist China

  • who can talk about overthrowing the elite are...

  • the communist elite.

  • Thanks for the question William.

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  • Thanks for watching China Uncensored.

  • Once again I'm Chris Chappell.

  • See you next time.

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