Le Maire told France Info radio there was “no blanket ban” on Huawei in France, but that sensitive locations would be protected.
“We won’t ban Huawei from investing in 5G, we will protect our national security interests”, Le Maire said, adding that he had reaffirmed France’s position to Chinese authorities on Monday.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited the UK to issue fresh orders to the Brits after they backed out of using Huawei’s 5G products in Blighty.
Now the post-Brexit cash strapped Brits will have to join in the US’s trade war against China. Pompeo said the United States would impose visa restrictions on Chinese firms such as Huawei that he accused of facilitating human-rights violations.