Anti-Huawei UK lawmakers conducting 'witch-hunt': Chinese ambassador

FILE Photo: Chinese Ambassador to Britain Liu Xiaoming talks to the crowd adhering to the Chinese Lunar New 12 months parade by central London, Britain January 26, 2020. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

LONDON (Reuters) – Senior members of Key Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives who have demanded Chinese telecoms big Huawei must not have a job in Britain’s 5G cell community are conducting “a form of witch-hunt”, China’s ambassador to London stated on Sunday.

Last thirty day period the federal government explained “high-risk vendors” these types of as Huawei would be permitted into the non-sensitive areas of the 5G network, despite the fact that their involvement will be capped at 35%.

Asked about a letter to Conservative lawmakers by many former ministers expressing issue above Huawei, Liu Xiaoming told the BBC: “They are totally incorrect, I consider what they are performing is a kind of a witch-hunt. Huawei is a private-owned enterprise, nothing to do with the Chinese governing administration and the only challenge they have is they are a Chinese enterprise.”

The Chinese authorities was delighted with Britain’s final decision, he additional, though not “100% satisfied” due to the fact the 35% cap “does not show your theory of a cost-free economic climate, no cost competition”.

Reporting by Kylie MacLellan Editing by Mark Potter

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