Media: China threatened the Faroe islands to ensure the Huawei contract

China's ambassador threatened according to the Danish Faroe islands to drop the trade agreement, if not the Huawei got the contract. China's ambassador in D

Media: China threatened the Faroe islands to ensure the Huawei contract

China's ambassador threatened according to the Danish Faroe islands to drop the trade agreement, if not the Huawei got the contract.

China's ambassador in Denmark, Feng Tie, delivered up according to the Berlingske tidende, 11. november a clear message to the government of the Faroes:

If the faroese telecom company Føroya Tele chose the chinese company Huawei as the supplier of the 5G network, could China and the Faroe islands enter into a free trade agreement. If not, could the Faroe islands forget about a deal.

It is evidenced by an audio recording, learns the Berlingske tidende. It does not appear on the Berlingske has heard the audio recording.

The chinese requirements are according to the Danish newspaper has made for the Faroe islands ' minister of foreign affairs, the minister of finance and the government of the faroes.

the sound Clip is in the faroese tv station Kringvarp Føroyas possession.

the TV station was on Monday of last week close to use the audio clip in a news broadcast, as there 22 minutes before the broadcast was a prohibitory injunction from the court in Torshavn against to bring the footage.

the Recording is therefore not available to the public.

According to the Telegraph, it appears from the clip that the faroese faroes, Bárður Nielsen, declined to interfere in who Føroya Tele selected as the supplier.

the Newspaper writes further that, in the conversation in the audio clip stated that the Danish ministry of foreign affairs has mentioned for the cabinet, according to the ministry of Defence would be best not to select Huawei as a supplier of a 5G network.

the Use of Huawei as the supplier of the 5G network is the recent years become a politically inflamed case. The US has accused huawei's equipment in order to have "backdoors", as the chinese government can avail of.

Therefore the USA is trying to get all its allies to avoid to use Huawei for critical infrastructure.

Among other things, that the governments of the united kingdom and Germany pending or proposed legislation, to keep Huawei from among other things, 5G networks and other extensive parts of the infrastructure in the countries.

In Denmark, TDC has dropped the Huawei and 5G networks with Ericsson in place.

Huawei has rejected the u.s. criticism, and the company also claims to be independent from the chinese government.

George could not get a comment from the chinese embassy for its story about the contents of the sound clip.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 11 December 2019, 02:00

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