Professor Yifan Zhang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong has said that the scandal around Huawei should be considered as part of a broader rivalry between the powers over 5G technology.
Sputnik: Huawei is looking to transfer its technologies to the nations where "they are welcomed". Where can the company offer its services?
Sputnik: Many experts have noted that the stance against Huawei is prompted by the race to 5G between China and the US. What do you make of such an approach by the US against a competitor?
Sputnik: So far countries like Australia, the UK and Germany have supported the US policy against the company. In what way do they benefit from doing this?
Yifan Zhang: If they ban Huawei, the deployment of the 5G networks in these countries will be slower and more expensive. Eventually, the consumers will pay a price.
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