- 6 senior UK political leaders composed a letter on Saturday criticising the UK’s choice to enable Huawei to develop part of its 5G network.
- In a BBC interview on Sunday China’s ambassador to the UK said the politicians were pursuing a “witch hunt” against Huawei due to the fact that it is a Chinese company.
- The UK’s decision to consist of Huawei in its 5G network was in defiance of the US, which has been lobbying allies to exclude Huawei’s 5G equipment on the grounds it acts as an avenue for Chinese federal government spying.
- On Sunday China warned France against freezing Huawei out of its own 5G network strategies, and appeared to issue a veiled hazard that persecution of Huawei by European countries could result in retaliation.
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China simply increase its rhetoric over Huawei’s involvement in Europe’s 5G networks.
A group of six senior Conservative party political leaders wrote a letter on Saturday protesting the UK’s choice last month to enable Huawei to build “non-core” parts of its 5G network, mentioning cybersecurity fears.
Ambassador Liu Xiaoming stated the group was unfairly persecuting Huawei for geopolitical reasons. “Huawei is a private-owned business, nothing to do with the Chinese federal government.
The UK’s choice to partly include Huawei in its 5G network came as a massive blow to the Trump administration, which has actually been lobbying its allies to freeze Huawei out of their 5G equipment completely on the premises that the business offers technological “backdoors” for Chinese federal government espionage. Huawei has repeatedly rejected this.