US warns of Chinese G5 technology may pose threat to NATO

BRUSSELS, American diplomat Robert Strayer, who is responsible for US’ cyber policies, has made it clear to the Belgian authorities that Belgium should not cooperate with China to set up its new G5 infrastructure in the country.

The US is particularly concerned about the Belgian plans because Brussels hosts the NATO headquarters, Belgian press reported today.

“Under Chinese law, Huawei needs to cooperate with Chinese intelligence services,” Strayer told reporters at the US embassy.

“5G will be used for self-driving cars, tele-medicine, artificial intelligence, and for crucial infrastructure to guarantee water and power supplies. You need to be very careful with whom you are cooperating,” the VRT news network reported Strayer saying.

“A Chinese 5G network may hamper our ability to move troops. Or it might allow enemies to gain insight into our NATO defense systems, “he said.

The US has threatened countries that sensible information will no longer be shared if they work together with China on G5, it noted.

Source: Kuwait News Agency