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Pence praises Poland's actions on Huawei as US pressure mounts
Channel News Asia ^ | Feb 13, 2019 | Reuters

Posted on 02/13/2019 7:29:40 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege

WARSAW: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence praised Poland on Wednesday for its commitment to "protecting the telecoms sector from China", as part of a concerted push by the United States to convince its allies to exclude tech giant Huawei from telecoms projects.

In January, Poland arrested a Chinese employee of Huawei and a former Polish security official on spying allegations.

Poland's government is also considering excluding Huawei equipment from its future 5G network, sources told Reuters.

The comments came as Poland seeks to convince the United States to increase its military presence in the country.

The number of U.S. troops in Poland is capped at 4,500 but it fluctuates as formations rotate.

Poland, alarmed by Russia's assertiveness on NATO's eastern flank, has lobbied hard for the stationing of NATO troops on its soil, especially since Moscow's annexation of Crimea in 2014.

Austria's technology ministry and Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel both said on Wednesday that an EU-wide agreement was needed on whether Huawei should be allowed to participate in building 5G networks in the bloc.

Some European countries have been reluctant to follow U.S. demands straightaway, and Huawei is determined to stay in the race for lucrative infrastructure projects.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: china; huawei; pence; poland; trumpforeignpolicy; trumpnato; vppence

1 posted on 02/13/2019 7:29:40 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Poland is thrilled that Trump is president.

2 posted on 02/13/2019 7:33:01 PM PST by Slyfox (Not my circus, not my monkeys)
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To: Slyfox

I don’t understand why Trump A) has not made a triumphant tour of Eastern Europe, Austria and Italy to shore up their anti immigration polices, and B) has not moved most of our troops out of Germany to Poland, the Baltic States, Hungary and Romania. Both of these are very easy and can be done with the stroke of a pen.

3 posted on 02/13/2019 8:39:17 PM PST by Midwesterner53
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To: Midwesterner53

Trump administration policy towards Poland is hostile. Many details are not even published by American media. Favorable imagine of the US in Poland is shrinking quickly.

4 posted on 02/14/2019 1:46:22 AM PST by Lukasz
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To: Lukasz

Can you summarize what is wrong with US-Poland policy?

5 posted on 02/14/2019 2:44:06 AM PST by palmer (...if we do not have strong families and strong values, then we will be weak and we will not survive)
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To: Lukasz

I dont believe that for a second.

6 posted on 02/14/2019 4:26:01 AM PST by Midwesterner53
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To: palmer
US diplomats generally treat Poland without much respect and what is worse our policians allow them to do so. New ambassador to Poland started to talk nonsense about our country before she was even nominated. Since then never-ending demands from US embassy being addressed to various polish ministries. Demanding preferable treatment of US companies, better than our own. They express the desire to change polish legislation in many areas. People who value polish independence don't like it very much.

However the biggest problem is US commitment to represent interest of Israel and Jewish diaspora. Those groups want to rob us and US administration doing everything to support them . Learn about Just act 447. Yesterday Pompeo urged Poland to pay them quickly undeserved money and praised stalinist era communist Jew (Blaichman) to be an example of a honest man. While about "iranian" conference polish public opinion learned from American media. Atmosphere is bad and also yesterday top US journalist reported from Warsaw that during Warsaw ghetto uprising Jews fought against "Poles and Nazis". It is full attempt to rewrite history and demand war compensations later.
7 posted on 02/14/2019 4:28:18 AM PST by Lukasz
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