Yixiang Xu on the Future of Huawei in Europe

Yixiang Xu

New Research Initiative Fellow

Yixiang Xu is the Fellow for the New Research Initiative at AICGS, working on the Institute’s China-Germany-U.S. triangular relationship initiative. He also researches international economic and trade issues. Previously, he worked at AICGS as a research assistant.

Mr. Xu received his MA in International Political Economy from The Josef Korbel School of International Studies at The University of Denver and his BA in Linguistics and Classics from The University of Pittsburgh.

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In a new conversation with ChinaFile, AICGS Fellow Yixiang Xu writes:

“The European Commission’s report signals a convergence of 5G network security risk assessment between the EU and the U.S. Without explicitly naming Huawei or the Chinese government, the report addresses both the intention and capacity of “threat actors.” This lays the groundwork for a broad spectrum of risk-prevention measures which could go well beyond strict technical standards for 5G equipment. The report’s nod to managing risks in information and communications technology (ICT) supply chains and boosting indigenous industrial capacity in areas such as software development and equipment manufacturing largely parallels network security discussions within the U.S. administration and the U.S. Congress.”

This article was originally published by ChinaFile on October 18, 2019.

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