Just now, the United Kingdom announced the final decision to stop using Huawei equipment in 5G construction. Previously, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had stated:pay close attention to
According to Reuters, the British Secretary of Culture Oliver Dowden has just announced that the United Kingdom has decided to stop using Huawei equipment in 5G construction.
On the afternoon of the 14th, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian spoke on the British The Prime Minister is about to say whether it is forbidden to participate in 5G construction by Huawei technology. Whether it can provide an open, fair and non-discriminatory business environment for Chinese companies in the UK is a touchstone for the trend of the British market after Brexit and whether Chinese investment in the UK is safe. China will closely monitor the weather vane.
According to the Financial Times, the National Cyber Security Centre (NSCS) of the British Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) was commissioned by the government to write a report on the impact of US sanctions on Huawei. On the 14th, the British National Security Council (NSC) held a meeting to discuss the report.”Daily Telegraph” previously reported that the GCHQ report believes that there are”security risks” in using Huawei’s technology and equipment. Reuters quoted a tweet from the British opposition Labor Party on the 13th, saying that the British Minister of Digitalization, Culture, Media and Sports, Dawden, will issue a statement on Huawei on the 14th.
In January this year, the British government announced that it would allow Huawei to participate in the construction of 5G networks in the UK to a limited extent. However, after the outbreak of the New Coronary Pneumonia epidemic, anti-China sentiment in British politics gradually increased. With the introduction of Hong Kong’s National Security Act, more Conservative MPs began to pressure Johnson to ask Britain to “get rid of its dependence on China” and ban Huawei as soon as possible. However,”Financial Times” said that Johnson is still fighting against the voice of the British Conservative Party against Huawei. An industry source said that in fact, the Johnson government planned to ban Huawei for political reasons rather than security reasons. The analysis of the British”Economist” believes that in addition to facing the double pressure of the Conservative Party and the Labor Party, the change in the British attitude towards Huawei is also due to the pressure from the United States and Australia in the”Five Eyes Alliance”. After the”Brexit”, the British urgently Hope to reach a trade agreement with these two countries.
The British”Times” previously reported that it is”impossible” to remove all Huawei technologies from the UK mobile network, because of the huge cost, and the current network equipment of Nokia and Ericsson should replace Huawei It’s not very realistic.”Financial Times” also said that some British telecommunications operators believe that even if the British government does not allow Huawei to retain a”long-term role” in the construction of 5G, it should not be”quickly deleted.” British operator Vodafone said that the cost of disabling Huawei is that the UK loses its global leading position in 5G development.
Recently, the Chinese ambassador to the UK Liu Xiaoming said that changing the order and disabling Huawei will not only damage the openness and suitability of the British advertised The image of commerce, freedom and transparency will also damage the image of Britain’s independent state.
The UK will decide whether to ban Huawei from participating in 5G construction. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs responded
On July 14, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a regular press conference.
Reporter:If today British Prime Minister announced the ban on Huawei as expected, what is China’s comment? ?
Ministry of Foreign Affairs speaks Zhao Lijian:Whether it can provide an open, fair and non-discriminatory business environment for Chinese enterprises in the UK is a touchstone for the trend of the British market after Brexit, and is also a benchmark for the safety of Chinese investment in the UK. China will pay close attention to it.
Sources:World Wide Web, CCTV News, Beijing News, Ministry of Foreign Affairs