Feb 09, Kathmandu- The Australian government has said it will remove Chinese-made security cameras and surveillance equipment from government buildings across the country.
Australian Defense Minister Richard Marles said these devices had the potential to cause security problems and needed to be addressed.
This statement of the Defense Minister came after the audit report. It has been seen in the audit that there are more than 900 devices made by Chinese companies Hikvision and Dahua in about 250 government buildings.
The US and the UK took a similar decision last year as well. The reason for this decision was that the Chinese government could access the data of these devices.
Relations between Australia and China have been strained recently. However, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has said that the latest developments will not have a negative impact on the relationship between the two countries.