Huawei announces its intention to build a factory close to key French military intelligence installations.
In December 2020, Huawei announced it intended to build a network equipment factory in Brumath, on the French side of the Franco-German border, its first outside of China. Despite local authorities’ enthusiasm at the prospect of new jobs in the region, French media also highlights that Brumath is located in the middle of several key military units specializing in various aspects of French military intelligence. Within a half hour drive of Brumath are located, among others, one unit specialized in human intelligence, one unit specialized in electronic warfare, as well as the headquarters for the French land forces’ intelligence. Under PRC law, Huawei is obligated to participate in national intelligence work, has been credibly accused of cooperation with PRC intelligence agencies, and is owned ultimately by a trade union entity likely controlled by the CCP.

About This Incident

Threat Actors: China

Incident Metadata

Date: 12/17/2020
Country: France
Source: Source Source 2