The UK announced the ban on Huawei, and Huawei responded to this
According to Reuters, the British Minister of Culture Oliver Dowden (Oliver Dowden) announced that the United Kingdom has decided to stop using Huawei equipment in 5G construction.
According to British Sky News According to Net News, Doden said that the British government will stop buying new Huawei equipment from December 31, 2020. In addition, Huawei equipment currently used in the UK 5G network must be removed by 2027.
In addition, Dawden also said that this is not an easy decision, but it is a correct decision for the British Telecom network, national security and economics. At the same time, he admits that this move will lead to the delay of the introduction of 5G in the UK by one year.
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.
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 has gradually increased, and with the introduction of the Hong Kong National Security Act, more Conservative Party MPs He began to pressure Johnson to ask Britain to”get rid of its dependence on China” and ban Huawei as soon as possible.
However, the”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.
Recently, China’s ambassador to the United Kingdom Liu Xiaoming said that changing and prohibiting Huawei will not only damage the image of openness, business suitability, freedom and transparency that the United Kingdom advertises, but also the image of Britain’s independent state.
On the afternoon of the 14th, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian expressed that the British Prime Minister is about to ban Huawei technology from participating in 5G construction and whether it can provide an open, fair and non-discriminatory business environment for Chinese companies in the UK. It is the touchstone of the British market after Brexit, and it is also a indicator of the safety of Chinese investment in the UK. China will pay close attention to it.
Huawei’s latest response:
For this, Huawei’s British spokesman Edward Brewster said:
“This decision is disappointing and is bad news for all mobile phone users in the UK. This may put the UK in the slow lane of digital development and increase consumption Communications expenditures and deepen the digital divide. This move will not only’raise’, but will reduce the development level of the United Kingdom. We urge the government to reconsider this decision. We are confident that the new US regulatory measures will not affect us for the United Kingdom. The resilience and security of the products provided.
Unfortunately, Huawei’s future development in the UK is politicized. This move stems from US trade policy, not security issues. Over the past 20 years, Huawei has focused on building in the UK Better network connection. As a responsible company, we will continue to support our customers as always.
We will carefully examine the impact of today’s statement on our future UK business and communicate with the UK government , Clarify how we will continue to help the UK build better network connections.”