The removal of the Chinese company Huawei from 5G could have political and economic consequences for Portugal, with the authorities in Beijing admitting to “retaliating” if the removal of the technology company is confirmed.

According to Jornal de Negócios, the Chinese authorities were perplexed and surprised by the decision adopted at the end of last week by the Superior Council for Cyberspace Security to remove companies from outside the EU, the USA and the OECD.

Considering that China has been, for several years, the fourth largest investor in the country, having invested close to 11.22 billion euros in Portugal in 2022, the newspaper maintains that it is admissible that Beijing will use some of its many investments in the country to confront the Government with what they consider to be the “injustice of this decision”.