China urges UK not to discriminate against Huawei in 5G development

April 28, 2019

LONDON (Reuters) – China on Sunday warned Britain not to discriminate against companies involved in developing the 5G network and to resist pressure from other countries over whether it should work with Huawei Technologies.

Huawei, the world’s biggest telecoms equipment maker, is under intense scrutiny after the United States told allies not to use the company’s technology because of fears it could be a vehicle for Chinese spying. Huawei has denied this.

Sources told Reuters on Wednesday Britain’s National Security Council (NSC) had decided to bar Huawei from all core parts of the country’s 5G network and restrict its access to non-core parts.

Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, China’s ambassador to Britain Liu Xiaoming defended Huawei as having a good track record on security and said Britain should “make decisions independently and in accordance with their national interests”.

“The last thing the world needs is the introduction of any sort of discriminatory measures toward companies involved in 5G network development. The last thing China expects from a truly open and fair ‘global Britain’ is a playing field that is not level,” he wrote.

Liu said security concerns about the development of 5G networks were understandable but could be managed.

“The risks should be taken seriously but risks must not be allowed to incite fear. They can be managed, provided countries and companies work together,” he said.

Reporting by Kylie MacLellan; Editing by Dale Hudson

Source: Reuters “China urges UK not to discriminate against Huawei in 5G development”

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2 Comments on “China urges UK not to discriminate against Huawei in 5G development”

  1. Simon says:

    British defencs secretary Gavin Wlliamson the rising star of the ruling Tory Party and tipped to be a future PM has been sacked for leaking details of British security council meeting over allowing Hawei to participate in the country’s 5G network.

    Williamson is a “Hoorey Henry” anti China hawk who as defence secretary recently advocate sailing the new QE aircraft carrier loaded with F35 into the SCS with America despite being admonished by colleagues that gunboat diplomacy is not what the British can afford to do when it desperately seek to make business deals with China at the same time.


  2. Steve says:

    Huawei exposes the hypocrisy of the UK. As part of the 5 cockeyed alliances, these corrupt countries are bound by the UKUSA agreement, a treaty for joint cooperation in signals intelligence. With Huawei 5G core technologies the 5 cocks with have their spy network disrupted.