shine trader limited reports:
Lithuania, which has strained relations with China, has encouraged the bad behavior of boycotting Chinese mobile phones, which has also had a certain impact on the attitude of some other EU countries towards Chinese mobile phones. A spokesman of the German Federal Information Security Office (BSI), which is responsible for German Telecom and network security, confirmed to the German news agency on the 24th that after Lithuania warned Xiaomi, Huawei and other Chinese mobile phones of security vulnerabilities and built-in review functions, Germany has launched relevant investigations into the allegations of security vulnerabilities in Xiaomi and other Chinese mobile phones.
German media said that BSI recently received the analysis report of the network security center (nksc) of the Lithuanian Ministry of defense on three specific Chinese smartphone models, including Huawei’s P40 5g model, Xiaomi’s 10t 5g model and Yijia’s oneplus 8t 5g model. Nksc previously claimed that Xiaomi’s flagship mobile phones sold in Europe have built-in detection and review functions, can detect sensitive words that violate the one China principle, and suggested not to buy Chinese made mobile phones. In addition to the “accusations” against Xiaomi, German media quoted a Lithuanian report on the 25th that Huawei’s app store would link to “unsafe” sources. However, nksc did not find any defects in the one plus equipment.
BSI spokesman said that there were no Chinese brand mobile phones such as Xiaomi on the official mobile phone purchase list of German government agencies. However, BSI cannot rule out the possibility that civil servants use Xiaomi mobile phones purchased privately to handle official business. For the report from Lithuania, both the German ruling CDU and the Social Democratic Party asked BSI to follow up the information.
For the so-called accusations from Lithuania, Xiaomi spokesman previously responded: “Xiaomi has never and will never restrict or prevent any personal behavior of users, such as searching, calling, browsing the web or using third-party communication software.” Huawei’s representative in Baltic Haiti previously said that Huawei’s mobile phone will not send user data to the outside world.
An unnamed German security policy expert told the global times on the 25th that the investigation by the German Federal Information Security Office should be a “routine investigation” of the report sent by the EU country Lithuania. He believes that the security technology of Germany and other EU powers is obviously better than that of Lithuania, but the former has not released the so-called security problems of Chinese smart phones. Although most of the accusations in such reports ended up without evidence, they may affect the expansion of China’s mobile phone business in Europe. German television said the warning would at least put pressure on the business of China Science and technology group.
Lithuanian Ministry of Defense: people are advised not to buy Chinese mobile phones and throw them away
According to Reuters, the Lithuanian Ministry of defense recently issued a report advising consumers to avoid buying Chinese mobile phones. The government report said that they found that these mobile phone devices have built-in censorship function and advised people to throw away their existing Chinese mobile phones.
Lithuania’s national network security agency said on Tuesday that the flagship mobile phones sold by Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi in Europe have the built-in ability to detect and review terms such as “Tibet freedom”, “long live taiwan independence” or “Democratic Movement”.
The national network security center of the Ministry of defense of Lithuania said in the report that the 5g mobile phone software function of Xiaomi 10t series has been closed for the “EU region”, but can be opened remotely at any time.
Margiris abukevicius, Deputy Minister of defense of Lithuania, told reporters when introducing the report, “our suggestion is not to buy new Chinese mobile phones and deal with the purchased mobile phones as soon as possible.”
Customers buy Xiaomi mobile phones in Xiaomi stores. Source: visual China
So far, Xiaomi has not responded.
Due to the recent deterioration of relations between Lithuania and China, China asked Lithuania to withdraw its ambassador to Beijing last month and said that it would recall its ambassador to vilniust after Taiwan announced that its mission in Lithuania was called the Taiwan Representative Office.
Jack Sullivan, national security adviser to US President Biden, talked with Lithuanian Prime Minister ingrida simonit last week and stressed his support for Lithuania in the face of Chinese pressure.
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