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Subject Chinese comapny HUAWEI BUSTED spying on EVERYBODY IN DUTCH LAND!!!
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Original Message London: Australian and British MPs who pressured Boris Johnson’s government to ban Huawei from the UK’s 5G network say they have been fully vindicated following reports the Chinese vendor was able to eavesdrop on conversations taking place on a Dutch telephone network.

Huawei staff were able to eavesdrop on all mobile numbers on the KPN network, according to a 2010 internal company record obtained by Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant, including then prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende and Chinese dissidents living in the Netherlands.

Australia’s governments have long banned Huawei from both the broadband and 5G networks over spying and security concerns.

But Prime Minister Boris Johnson resisted pressure from his own MPs and the Trump administration to block the company, causing tension amongst the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing club, comprising Australia, United States, Britain, New Zealand and Canada.

The deputy chair of Australia’s joint parliamentary committee on intelligence and security Anthony Byrne confronted Britain’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab about the UK’s reticence during a meeting in Canberra in February 2020, sparking a diplomatic row.

Speaking to The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, Byrne said the Dutch report validated concerns that he and the security agencies have held about Huawei as well as his decision to raise it with the British.

“This justifies the actions taken by the Australian intelligence agencies and should give heart to our friends in Britain that the difficult decisions that they made about the 5G network was the right one and will protect their country,” he said.

“It was necessary to give our allies the strongest possible advice as we can between friends and that advice has proven to be correct,” Byrne said.

Following the backlash, Johnson eventually blocked the Chinese vendor in July last year.

Iain Duncan Smith, the former Conservative Party leader and MP who helped lead the internal fight, said their campaign had been “fully vindicated”.

“The Dutch report on Huawei’s capability to intercept telecommunications even up to the highest level is appalling,” Sir Iain said.

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