ASPI: Huawei and Australia's 5G Network
On 10 October 2018, the Australian Strategic Policy Agency published the 'Huawei and Australia's 5G Network' report. A summary is below:
Australia’s 5G network is critical national infrastructure and this was one of the most important policy decisions the government had to make this year. ASPI felt it was vital to stimulate and lead a frank and robust public discussion, in Australia and throughout the wider region, which analysed and debated the national security, cybersecurity and international implications of Huawei’s involvement in this infrastructure. In this report, in chronological order, you’ll read a range of views written up in The Strategist, The Australianand The Financial Times.
These articles tackle a variety of issues surrounding the decision, including the cybersecurity dimension, the broader Australia–China relationship, other states’ experiences with Huawei, the Chinese Government’s approach to cyber espionage and intellectual property theft and, importantly, the Chinese party-state’s view of state security and intelligence work.