China is placing deep blame in the US on failed plans between the UK and Chinese technology company Huawei, on plans to develop 5G.
China’s ambassador to the UK, Liu Xiaoming, said London’s decision to cancel previously agreed plans to give Huawei a key role in their 5G development was “seriously poisoning” UK-China relations. Thursday Sky News.
Liu said the UK is trying to interfere in the Chinese government’s internal affairs by openly condemning the latest national security laws imposed in Hong Kong and their suspension of the extradition treaty.
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He further accused the UK of confusing “right by mistake”;, “carelessness” by slandering “China’s Xinjiang-related policies” in relation to the Uighurs and calling their actions in Xinjiang a “so-called” issue. of human rights “.
Liu also warned the UK government against “Cold War” actors and “their remarks by anti-China forces inside and outside the UK”, alluding to the Trump administration who has been vocal in their disapproval of China in connection with the coronavirus, the race for 5G and reported human rights abuses committed against the Uighur population.
Another Chinese official condemned U.S. actions in persuading countries not to allow Huawei to help develop their 5G.
“The real reason behind Pompeo’s hostility to Chinese companies has nothing to do with national security or democracy, freedoms, justice or reciprocity,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin told reporters on Thursday.
“It’s just because they are Chinese companies and also the forerunner in their lines of business.”
U.S. security officials, led primarily by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, have cited concerns about the Chinese government’s possible ability to seek access from Huawei’s foreign networks that the telecom company would theoretically have a construction.
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“Countries need to be able to believe that 5G devices and software will not threaten national security, economic security, privacy, intellectual property or human rights,” Pompeo told a news conference just days before the UK to withdraw their deal with Huawei.
Chinese officials are not correct in blaming the US government for the change of heart in the UK.
British officials said their decision was largely based on US pressure and sanctions that made it difficult for countries to ensure the safety of the equipment being developed.
The U.S. had also threatened to halt the intelligence exchange if the UK continued with Huawei, citing security concerns related to China’s potential oversight and monitoring capabilities.
“Pompeo has claimed that by excluding Huawei, the countries are joining the ranks of ‘clean countries,'” Wenbin said Thursday. “The so-called ‘clean places’ he has tried is nothing but a double standard code name.”
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The UK along with the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Romania and Sweden have heeded Pompeo’s warnings of potential security threats and banned all Huawei products from future 5G networks.
“Our powerful diplomacy has helped lead an international awakening to the threat of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party). Senators, the last rays are returning,” Pompeo told a Senate Foreign Relations Committee, explaining that countries around the globe are supporting U.S. initiatives in preventing the Chinese tech giant from further developing.