China's president Xi Jinping ordered that all foreign-made computer hardware and software must be removed from government offices within the next three years, the Guardian reports. The Financial Times said the task will begin next year, and will require the removal and replacement of between twenty and thirty million devices.
The European Union Council has concluded that it will adopt a "comprehensive and risk-based approach" to 5G security, Computing notes. The EU didn't make reference to any specific companies like Huawei or ZTE, but it did say it would take into consideration "non-technical factors such as the legal and policy framework to which suppliers may be subject to in third countries." Bloomberg quotes Rob Strayer, the US State Department's deputy assistant secretary for cyber security, as saying, "We were very pleased to see the conclusions on 5G that the EU council released."
Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday said on Saturday that international norms are needed in cyberspace in order to enforce standards, Fifth Domain reports. Gen. David Goldfein, chief of the US Air Force, said General Nakasone at US Cyber Command should be given "increased decision authority" to enforce such standards.