Japan’s Yomiuri Shimbun reported on December 7 that Japan will revise government procurement regulations and prohibit government agencies from sourcing communications equipment from Huawei ZTE to prevent intelligence disclosure and cyber attacks.
The Yomiuri Shimbun quoted government sources as saying that the Japanese government is expected to reach an agreement on December 10 to revise internal procurement regulations and introduce the new ban. However, Japan may not directly name the name of Huawei ZTE to avoid angering China.glass yarn
In August of this year, the United States passed a new “Defense Power Act” that prohibits the use of Huawei ZTE’s equipment and services in its government agencies and its trading partners. Since then, Australia, New Zealand, etc. have also begun to ban Huawei from participating in the country's 5G network construction. The UK said on Wednesday that it will also remove Huawei equipment from its core 3G and 4G networks, and will not use Huawei equipment in the core components of the 5G network.glass yarn
The Yomiuri Shimbun also pointed out that even if the products of Japanese domestic companies were found to use Huawei ZTE equipment, they would be eliminated from the government procurement list.glass yarn