Huawei pushes ahead with 5G phone launch despite security concerns

Huawei has unveiled its first 5G-ready smartphone, despite continued concerns over the security of the Chinese firm’s communications equipment.

A number of senior figures from around the world, led by US officials, have warned that Huawei’s telecoms infrastructure could be used by the Chinese state to spy on or sabotage foreign networks.

American president Donald Trump has also signed an executive order effectively banning the company from US communications networks.

A former head of MI6 also warned on Thursday that allowing the Chinese tech giant to have a role in building…
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