The US is in tense trade talks with China and has taken steps to restrict its top telecommunications equipment maker, Huawei. Photo. EPA-EFE
The US is in tense trade talks with China and has taken steps to restrict its top telecommunications equipment maker, Huawei. Photo. EPA-EFE

China could ‘weaponise cities’ if it controlled 5G networks, retired US general says

  • China will gain a capability for mayhem and mass surveillance, Robert Spalding says in memo
  • Others suppliers will not be able to compete with government-subsidised offerings from Huawei and fellow Chinese gear maker ZTE Corp, he says

The US is in tense trade talks with China and has taken steps to restrict its top telecommunications equipment maker, Huawei. Photo. EPA-EFE
The US is in tense trade talks with China and has taken steps to restrict its top telecommunications equipment maker, Huawei. Photo. EPA-EFE
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