Australia in August banned Huawei Technologies from supplying equipment for a 5G mobile network citing national security risks. Photo: Reuters

China tells WTO that Australia’s ban on 5G technology is ‘obviously discriminative’

  • Restriction has a ‘great impact on international trade’ and will not resolve concerns about cybersecurity, diplomat says
  • Canberra has not had time to formulate a response to the allegations, Australian representative says
Topic |   Huawei

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Australia in August banned Huawei Technologies from supplying equipment for a 5G mobile network citing national security risks. Photo: Reuters
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Malcolm Turnbull with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: Reuters

Australia’s Huawei 5G ban is a ‘hedge’ against future Chinese aggression, says former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull

  • Huawei and fellow Chinese company ZTE were both banned from supplying 5G equipment to Australia’s wireless network in August on national security grounds
  • Failure to compete with Huawei and ZTE on 5G a ‘big oversight on the part of previous American administrations’
Topic |   China economy

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Malcolm Turnbull with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: Reuters
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