The British Minister just said that the ban on Huawei is a”technical decision”, and the Prime Minister’s Office gave another statement:U.S. sanctions have caused Britain to change its position
[Global Network Reporter Hou Jiaxin] Is it a”technical decision” or”(involving) the US decision”? On July 15, local time, the British Minister emphasized that it is a”technical decision” to ban Huawei, while on the other side, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s The spokesperson admitted on the same day that the US sanctions caused the British government to change its position on Huawei’s 5G issue.
According to a Reuters report on July 15, he was asked about Trump’s mention on the day that “the British decision to ban Huawei is related to himself” In this statement, the spokesman of the Prime Minister’s Office said, “The reason for the change in the position of the United Kingdom is based on the impact of the US sanctions (for Huawei) announced in May. These sanctions are something we have never seen before and lead to (UK) national cybersecurity. The Center (NCSC) changed its (original) assessment.”
(Reuters:British Prime Minister spokesman said that the US sanctions have caused the UK to change its position on Huawei)
Compared with the spokesman’s statement, the British Health Secretary Hancock gave another statement earlier that day.
According to previous reports, Hancock said on the 15th,”A variety of people are trying to connect themselves to this decision, but this is a technical decision to give us a higher quality 5G.” Reuters believes that this means that the British side denied Trump’s claim that he personally persuaded many countries to ban Huawei.
On July 14, local time, the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson made a question about Huawei’s participation in the construction of 5G in the UK The final decision, officially announced the elimination of Huawei’s 5G equipment schedule. Huawei responded on the same day that the decision was disappointing and bad news for all mobile phone users in the UK, and may”let the UK fall into the slow lane of digital development.”
On July 14, local time, US President Trump responded to the”British ban on Huawei” at a press conference in the White House Rose Garden. Trump said,”We have persuaded many countries not to use Huawei, most of the time I persuaded”, and”Britain finally made a decision.”
For the British plan to ban Huawei, Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Hua Chunying said at a routine press conference on the 15th that the British side used the unforeseen risks as an excuse without any conclusive evidence. Cooperating with the United States repeatedly discriminating and excluding Chinese companies, blatantly violating market economic principles and free trade rules, violating the relevant commitments already made by the British side, seriously damaging the legitimate interests of Chinese companies, and seriously impacting the basis of mutual trust in Sino-British cooperation. China strongly opposes this .