"We have to be worried about these companies," Andrus Ansip told a news conference in Brussels, days after a top executive at Chinese tech giant Huawei was arrested in Canada as part of an investigation into alleged bank fraud.
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 Beijing for spying.
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 Canada. (Reporting by Francesco Guarascio and Foo Yun Chee; Editing by Mark Potter)
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