As soon as the United States made a list of dangers, the United Kingdom indicated that its relations with China were fragile, and Johnson expressed its position to Chinese companies
In order to maintain its world dominance, the United States has always adopted a strategy to contain China. By suppressing Chinese technology companies, they attempt to restrict the development of Chinese technology. Recently, Huawei and ZTE have been identified by the US Federal Communications Commission as a threat to US national security. Unexpectedly, the United States just listed the two companies on the dangerous list, and the United Kingdom immediately followed suit.
Johnson Said that the relationship between China and Britain is fragile
According to Reuters news on July 1, Johnson said through a spokesman that the UK will continue to maintain good relations with Chinese investment companies in the UK, but the relationship between the two countries is Fragile. He also said that although China and Britain have maintained constructive relations in many fields, they have not reached the point where they will do so at all costs and will soon complete the impact assessment of the US sanctions against Huawei.
For Huawei, the British mentality is very contradictory. At the beginning of this year, the United Kingdom faced pressure from the United States and decided to agree to Huawei to join the construction of 5G networks in the United Kingdom, but its market share was limited to 35%. However, in the face of Trump’s continued pressure, the United Kingdom is ultimately difficult to resist. As early as May 24, the British National Cyber Security Center conducted an emergency review of Huawei. Huawei in the UK can be described as ill-fated.
Huawei Restricted by multiple countries
The US ban will prevent US companies from buying products from both companies while using federal funds. Huawei and ZTE have a large number of cooperative customers in rural areas of the United States because of advanced technology. As a result of this decision in the United States, these customers will be forced to replace equipment. Prior to this, the United States had suppressed Huawei and other enterprises through various excuses. Prior to this, the US Department of Commerce included Huawei on the”entity list” and strictly restricted technology transfer.
Recently, India has also come to join in the fun. Recently, India announced that it would ban Huawei from participating in the country’s 5G network construction and ban 59 apps. But this approach is not good for India. Among the three major mobile networks in India, more than one-third of the networks of Batty Telecom and Vodafone Group use Huawei equipment. Disabling Huawei will cause huge losses to India.
United Kingdom Attitude swings
Britain’s attitude towards Huawei has fluctuated because of serious domestic problems. At present, the domestic situation in the UK is not optimistic. According to official statistics, the UK’s GDP fell by 2.2%in the first quarter compared to the previous quarter. GDP in April shrank significantly by 20.4%month-on-month. Although the British epidemic has been brought under control, it will take a long time for the economy to recover.
At present, the trade negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Union are at an impasse and the economic situation Not optimistic. At this time, Britain needs to have a good relationship with the United States and promote economic recovery. The new US sanctions on Huawei have affected the British attitude.