Huawei is ready to sign no-spy agreements with governments

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Huawei is set to play a role in Britain's 5G future but the firm's United Kingdom vice president told Sky News he will go the "extra mile" to prove it is a secure option.

"China's main export is espionage, and the distinction between the Chinese Communist Party and Chinese "private-sector" businesses like Huawei is imaginary", Republican Senator Ben Sasse said.

The ban will not name any specific companies, but will direct the U.S. Department of Commerce to draft enforcement rules for it. USA justice and intelligence officials say Chinese economic espionage and trade secret theft is rampant.

"Given the threats presented by certain foreign companies' equipment and services, this is a significant step toward securing America's networks", he said.

"Despite the fact Huawei has its headquarters in China, we are actually a globally operating company", he said.

U.S. Commerce Department ... is adding Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and 70 affiliates to its so-called "Entity List" - a move that bans the telecom giant from buying parts and components from U.S. companies without U.S. government approval.

It cleared the way to ban Huawei from America's 5G networks.

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Allowing the participation of Huawei in Germany's 5G project would mean the U.S. won't be able to maintain the same level of cooperation with Germany's security agencies, U.S. Ambassador Richard Grenell said in March. Huawei vehemently denies involvement in Chinese spying.

USA officials told Reuters the decision would make it hard, if not impossible, for Huawei, the largest telecommunications equipment producer in the world, to sell some products because of its reliance on us suppliers.

"Having said that, of course, what matters for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is that these decisions are made in a way that makes sure that they have secure networks", Mr Stoltenberg said.

Huawei's chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, was arrested in Canada in December The seeking to extradite her to face charges of violating U.S. sanctions.

United States officials have long suggested that the company works closely with the Chinese government to allow Chinese intelligence to use its equipment to spy on the communications of foreign countries and their citizens. The Department of Commerce today added Huawei to its Entity List, which bans the company from buying U.S. parts and components from American companies without approval from the United States government.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters during a meeting with Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., May 13, 2019. Huawei, the world's biggest supplier of network gear, has been deemed a danger in US national security circles for the better part of a decade. Segal said that with U.S.

Mr Trump had already barred the United States government from use of Huawei equipment, but has now extended that to all USA companies. Trump's order applies to future purchases and does not address existing hardware, officials said Wednesday.