Saturday , June 19 2021

The cabinet is very cautious of Chinese industrial espionage

The government would be very cautious of China's industrial espionage with the help of the future heir of the 4G mobile Internet network. Minister Blok (Foreign Affairs) said on Monday that he should be careful that the Chinese do not get too much power when building a new 5G network.

The block said that AIVD also pointed out this. "This is a topic explicitly on the agenda of our security services, but we also warn the Dutch companies."


As for the minister, the government will present a special strategy for China around the spring of 2019. Minister Wiebes has earlier stated that a group of six people led by Prime Minister Rutty is working on this report. Wiebes said about taking over Chinese companies: "Chinese companies coming to the Netherlands with a full state aid bag and can do everything here".

NOSE writes that D66 was a member of parliament of Verhoeven on Friday morning on a radio show NOS Radio 1 news let it be known that the Netherlands, like many other countries, seemed to depend on Chinese technology. "And when the Chinese install these systems in our country, they are very deep in our information systems and they could also send data. That's a danger."

Looking at opportunities

According to Verhoeven, it is important to start thinking about opportunities in the European context. "What technologies do we want to keep in our own hands?"

According to Minister Blok, China is mostly regarded as a partner. "But in this world you must of course pay attention to what is happening. And industrial espionage, we are very careful about it."

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