Speaking in Hungary, the first stop of a five-country European tour, Pompeo said the United States must warn other governments about the risks associated with installing networks with Chinese telecommunication giants
. is that we share the things we know about the risks that Huawei is taking in their networks, ”he said. "The actual risk to their own people, the loss of privacy for their people, the risk that China will use this data in a way that is not in Hungary's interests."
If countries use Huawei equipment, "we find it harder to work with them," said Pompeo.
This is the latest US government effort to push countries around the world to keep Huawei out of the next generation of wireless networks called 5G. The US campaign against one of the leading Chinese companies has increased the tension between the two countries on the future of technology.
On Tuesday, the Chinese government criticized Pompe's remarks, accusing Washington of "trying to" settle disagreements between China and other countries ".
The United States "unfairly prepares unjustified accusations" and condemns the development of Chinese companies, the Foreign Ministry spokesman Hua Chunying said regularly in the media. "These actions are dishonest and immoral."
The US government has long suspected that Beijing may use Huawei's antispyware equipment, but has not provided public evidence to support these issues. Particular concern is the 5G's security, as it will be used for large amounts of data that can connect robots, autonomous vehicles and other potentially sensitive devices.
Huawei, which is also one of the world's leading smartphone manufacturers, has repeatedly denied that its products pose a national security risk. It also states that it is a private company not affiliated with the Chinese Government.
Uncertainty about Huawei across Europe
Huawei is basically closed to the US market, but the company is doing business in Europe when it has about 40% of the telecommunications equipment market.
Washington is trying to loosen that grip.
Global Mobile Service Provider Vodafone VOD ) last month said it was halting the deployment of Huawei's hardware on key European networks in view of political uncertainty
in the UK by Huawei billions of dollars in efforts to address government agency security issues. Telecommunications Operator BT ( BT ) said he did not buy the Huawei Equipment 5G network backbone, but would continue to use it for other parts, such as Mobile Base Stations
Last Week German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that "In Germany, there is a big debate in Germany when creating 5G networks." "We need to talk to China to ensure that companies not only abandon all data used by the Chinese state," she said, adding that "data protection" is needed for data protection.
Two close US allies outside Europe are far from Huawei. Australia and New Zealand last year limited the company's equipment to 5G networks.
Huawei withdrew from what some countries call "irresponsible solutions", which is based on "ideological and geopolitical considerations" rather than legitimate doubts on technology.
Canada is considering similar measures to limit Huawei, even if it goes geopolitical line between Washington and Beijing. On behalf of the US authorities in December Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou was detained by Canadian police. Meng is the daughter of Ren Zhengfei, the founder of Huawei.
Her arrest has severely strained relations between China and Canada
The US Justice Department is looking for Meng's extradition, accusing her and Huawei of bank fraud and violating US sanctions against Iran. Meng and Huawei Rejected the Prosecutions