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Europe should be worried about Huawei, EU tech commissioner says

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(Reuters) - The should be worried about and other Chinese companies because of the risk they pose to the bloc's industry and security, the EU's commissioner said on Friday.

"We have to be worried about these companies," told a conference in Brussels, days after a top at Chinese was arrested in as part of an investigation into

Huawei, which generated $93 billion in revenue last year and is seen as a national champion in China, faces intense scrutiny from many Western nations over its ties to the Chinese government, driven by concerns it could be used by for spying.

Ansip said he was worried that Chinese companies were required to cooperate with services.

He also said those companies produce chips that could be used "to get our secrets".

"As normal, ordinary people we have to be afraid," he said, adding he did not have enough information about the recent arrest in

(Reporting by and Foo Yun Chee; Editing by Mark Potter)

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 16:31 IST