China replied to Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday that his decision to exclude Huawei from the 5G network will be a cost for UK, implying that the move is the result of pressures from U.S. President Donald Trump.
Only few hours after Johnson announced the ban for Huawei equipment from the 5G network to build by the end of 2027, Trump on his hand claimed credit for the decision and said that countries in order to do business with the United States should stop Huawei.
China, with a $15 trillion economy that is five times UK economy, caution against the decision as it would harm investment from Chinese companies since London “dumped” the national telecom conglomeration.
As UK prepares to conclude the exit from the European Union, security concerns on Huawei have forced Johnson to choose between United States and China on 5G network.
Chinese foreign ministry pictured UK as “a relatively small place” subordinate to United States. Washington and its allies declared that Huawei technology could be used by China to spy. Huawei replied denying.
UK assured that its ban on Huawei is driven by its own security reasons and the risk Huawei gear supplies could be affected by U.S. sanctions. UK denied that there is only Trump after Huawei ban.