On December 17, Dusan Navratil, director of the National Network and Information Security Authority (NUKIB), the Czech network regulator, said in a statement that "Chinese law requires Chinese private companies to work together the Intelligence Department, so that their products are introduced into key national Systems can pose a threat.
The statement clearly mentions China Huawei and ZTE software and hardware products. To this end, Prime Minister Andrej Babis invited the National Security Council to inform the Director of the National Network and Information Network, Dusan Navariti, about the issuing of warnings and additional information.
On December 21, the National Security Council of the Czech Republic officially announced a statement correcting NUKIB's statement. The full text of the statement is as follows:
1. NUKIB is an institution independent from the government whose conclusions are not based on technical assessments.
2. The ban on Huawei's mobile phone by the prime minister is still too early.
3. NUKIB only warns of critical information infrastructure or systems that are involved in important information systems, and does not include regular users and terminal equipment under any circumstance.
4. For national security, it is always necessary to ensure the security of network security.
5. NUKIB has no right to evaluate the international political situation or the legal and political environment of other countries.
6. In the absence of serious grounds for national security, procurement procedures for information systems contained in a key information infrastructure or the main information systems should not put bidders in an unfavorable position.
7. The Czech Republic remains open to all legitimate foreign investments and will continue to provide a favorable environment for it.
As for the Czech government's statement, Li Jian, the president of Huawei Europe, said: "We appreciate the pragmatic position of the Czech government." Li Jian, President of Huawei Europe, said: "The Security Council of the Czech Republic today talked about a statement issued earlier by the Czech National Network for Networks and Information Security (NUKIB) and realized that the government's warnings issued independently of the government were not based on technical It is heard that the Czech Republic wants to remain open to all legitimate foreign investments and that no bidders should be in a disadvantageous position for the critical infrastructure of the country in any tender for information and communication technology s without sufficient justification. Huawei believes that any discrimination based on origin, the company should have been corrected in the Czech Republic. "
"According to today's statement by the Czech government, we firmly believe that no business cooperation with existing and potential buyers and partners in the Czech Republic will be affected. Our global reputation, business and investment should no longer be unfounded. In the past 30 years, Huawei has maintained a good security record by working with clients in more than 170 countries around the world. In today's digital environment, network security is more important than ever, we understand the Network Security Challenge Government As the world's leading ICT company, Huawei has established an audit, sustainable and reliable network security system, and we are ready to cooperate with the Czech government and industry in order to face the challenges of network security. First priority, "concluded Hua Vei, president of Huawei Europe.