US Turns Tide on Huawei, Ending CCP’s 5G Master Plan
KEITH KRACH, Frm. UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
As of this month, more than 50 nations, representing over two-thirds of the world’s economy, and 180 telecom companies had joined the “Clean Network” initiative led by the U.S. government. The alliance includes 26 of the 27 EU member states, as well as technologically advanced countries such as Japan, Israel, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, Canada, New Zealand, and India. This triumph for the U.S. government seemed unthinkable at the beginning of this year, as the Chinese telecom giant, a dominant player in the global 5G market, seemed unbeatable.
“The Clean Network’s momentum turned the tide on Huawei and the CCP’s 5G master plan,” Krach told The Epoch Times. “It proved that China Inc. is beatable. And in the process, we exposed their biggest weakness—its lack of trust.” Krach defines the 5G effort as a “beachhead” in a wider economic battle against the CCP. He believes the alliance of democracies is the “golden key,” as it lays the groundwork for many other areas such as clean currency, clean data, and clean Internet of Things. The next areas outside of technology have already begun, according to Krach, with clean infrastructure and clean financing, which is called the Blue Dot Network to counter China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Other initiatives focus on clean minerals, clean supply chains, and clean labor practices.