[World Net report trainee reporter Bian Zi Hao] suppress continue to upgrade! British telecommunications companies will be banned from installing new Huawei 5G equipment from September 2021, the government announced on November 30 local time. The move is part of a British plan to “wipe” Huawei equipment out of the country’s 5G network, the report said.
In a statement, Oliver Dowden, the UK’s digital minister, described Huawei as a “high-risk seller” and said it posed a threat to what he called “national security”.
The UK government also announced a strategy to diversify its 5G supply chain, including a partnership with NEC and new research equipment, with an initial investment of £250m.
In July, Britain, an ally of the “Five Eyes Alliance” of the United States, announced its decision to stop using Huawei equipment in 5G construction. Oliver Dowden said at the time that the UK would stop buying new Huawei equipment from 31 December 2020 and that existing Huawei equipment used in THE UK’s 5G networks would have to be removed by 2027.
HuaChunYing to this, the Chinese foreign ministry spokesman has said that the British side, under the condition of no conclusive evidence on trumped-up risk as an excuse to cooperate with the United States discrimination, eliminate a Chinese enterprise, blatantly violate the principles of market economy and free trade rules, contrary to the British side is about commitment, serious damage to the legitimate interests of Chinese enterprises, and severely impact the china-uk cooperation foundation of mutual trust, China is strongly opposed to, and will take all means necessary, safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese enterprises.
Liu Xiaoming, China’s ambassador to the UK, also said that changing the rules and banning Huawei would not only damage Britain’s image of being open, businesslike, free and transparent, but also harm Britain’s image of being an independent country.