China ambassador launches scathing attack on UK for Huawei ban – ‘Rejecting the future!'

Oliver Dowden, the UK’s culture secretary, announced last week that Huawei must be stripped of its role in Britain’s 5G network by 2027.

In addition, the government ruled no new Huawei 5G kit could be installed after December 31 this year.

Mr Dowden referred to Huawei as a “high-risk vendor” and said the US’ restrictions on Huawei technology had impacted the company’s ability to supply kit to the UK.

Mr Liu criticised the UK’s decision, calling its accusations of high risk “fabricated”.

Mr Liu said on Twitter: “Huawei is a leader in 5G, covers 40 percent of China’s total market and has a 40 percent share around the world.

“UK made decision based on unwarranted and fabricated accusations about security risk.

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Indeed, the UK has been facing pressure from the US over the past few weeks and months to drop Huawei’s involvement in its 5G network.

Following Tuesday’s decision to do so, US Secretary of State Mike Pomeo issued a statement praising the news.

Mr Pompeo wrote: “We welcome news that the United Kingdom plans to ban Huawei from future 5G networks and phase out untrusted Huawei equipment from existing networks.

“With this decision, the UK joins a growing list of countries from around the world that are standing up for their national security by prohibiting the use of untrusted, high-risk vendors.

“We will continue to work with our British friends on fostering a secure and vibrant 5G ecosystem, which is critical to Transatlantic security and prosperity.”

Only a day later, Mr Pompeo announced the US would impose visa restrictions on “certain employees of Chinese technology companies that provide material support to regimes engaging in human rights abuses globally.”

The US official specifically named Huawei in the announcement, calling it an “arm of the CCP’s surveillance state that censors political dissidents and enables mass internment camps in Xinjiang.”

Two days afterwards, Mr Pompeo met with the UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to discuss the move.

The officials said they had agreed to “work together to promote the development of additional trusted 5G solutions.”

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