Chinese President Xi Jinping is seen ahead of the signing of a memorandum of understanding making Italy part of the “Belt and Road Initiative” in Rome on March 23. Italy joined the belt and road scheme against Washington’s wishes, and other European powers have declined to follow the US, Australia and Japan’s more stringent measures against Huawei and ZTE. Photo: EPA-EFE
Emanuele Scimia
Opinion

Opinion

Emanuele Scimia

China’s 5G tech may do more than revolutionise communications – it may redraw global security alliances

  • The US has been clear that it will reconsider partnerships with countries that use crucial Chinese technology but, ultimately, the appeal of 5G may lure many countries away from the US

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Chinese President Xi Jinping is seen ahead of the signing of a memorandum of understanding making Italy part of the “Belt and Road Initiative” in Rome on March 23. Italy joined the belt and road scheme against Washington’s wishes, and other European powers have declined to follow the US, Australia and Japan’s more stringent measures against Huawei and ZTE. Photo: EPA-EFE
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