US formalizes contract ban targeting Huawei

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The Chinese company said it would continue to challenge the ban in court and called it a "trade barrier based on country-of-origin, invoking punitive action without any evidence of wrongdoing".

China said that India will be facing consequences if they are stopped from doing business in the country.

The Chinese Communist Party "moves to strong-arming countries into exposing themselves to surveillance and espionage", added Banks. And it extends to other Chinese companies that, like Huawei, have raised security concerns inside the US government, including telecom equipment maker ZTE and Hikvision, which develops facial-recognition technology.

The Trump administration has said Huawei, China's largest technology company, represents a national security threat and has been pressing allies to exclude the company from new 5G telecommunications networks. "Ultimately, it will be rural citizens across the U.S. that will be most negatively impacted as the networks they use for digital connectivity rely on Huawei".

India will hold trials for installing 5G cellular network to companies in the coming months.

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that if a country adopts Huawei technology, the U.S. While the names of the firms have not been revealed, companies such as Sweden's Ericsson, Finland's Nokia and South Korea's Samsung Electronics are expected to participate.

The Indian government is yet to shortlist companies and telecom equipment manufacturers it plans to invite for 5G trials.
According to reports, India's ambassador in Beijing, Vikram Misri was called to the Chinese foreign ministry on 10th of July to hear concerns of China about the United States campaign to keep Huawei out of 5G mobile infrastructure worldwide.

Huawei's fate in India remains to be decided, and China's warning could have a serious impact on the impending decision by the Indian government. "Huawei has carried out operations in India for a long time, and has made contributions to the development of Indian society and the economy that is clear to all", spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in a statement.

Furthermore, she also said that on the issue of Chinese enterprises participating in the construction of India's 5G they hope the Indian side makes an independent and objective decision to provide a fair and non-discriminatory commercial environment for Chinese enterprises investment and operations to realize the mutual benefit.

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