Boris Johnson plans to reduce Huawei’s participation in the UK 5G network to zero by 2023 following the concealment of the Chinese coronavirus
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Boris Johnson is expected to reduce Huawei’s participation in the UK 5G network due to the controversial management of the coronavirus pandemic in China.
The Prime Minister has reportedly told officials that he wants China’s participation in British infrastructure to be reduced to zero over the next three years.
It comes after a brutal reaction from the Conservative Party over Chinese investments following the pandemic that broke out in Wuhan, Hubei Province.
China has come under heavy criticism for its handling of the crisis, with Beijing officials accused of covering up the initial extent of the infection.
Boris Johnson (right) is expected to reduce Huawei’s participation in the UK 5G network due to the controversial management of the coronavirus pandemic in China. Left: Chinese President Xi Jinping
Chinese hackers have also been suspected of entering American research on Covid-19.
Conservative lawmakers have called for caution over Huawei’s “ rushed ” deal which was negotiated under Theresa May’s administration but signed by Johnson in January.
A privileged source told the The telegraph of the day the prime minister still wants to maintain a relationship with China, but wants the deal with Huawei to be cut “as soon as possible”.
The deal as is allows Huawei to build 35% of the UK 5G network.
It happens as Britain begins to wean itself from dependence on China for vital medical supplies and other goods.
Boris Johnson ordered officials to develop a plan, named Project Defend, to strengthen the resistance of the United Kingdom’s national security in Beijing amid fury, for lack of warning that he gave others to the epidemic.
Conservative lawmakers have called for caution over Huawei’s “ rushed ” deal which was negotiated under Theresa May but signed by Johnson in January (stock image)
Foreign Minister Dominic Raab will lead the program, which includes identifying Britain’s main economic vulnerabilities to potentially hostile foreign governments, The temperature.
Johnson’s official spokesperson said, “The coronavirus pandemic has demonstrated the importance of resilient supply chains to ensure the continued flow of essential items and to keep global trade moving.”
“What we are looking at is what steps we can take to ensure we have diverse supply chains in place to avoid shortages in the event of a future crisis.”
The permanent secretary of the Department of International Trade, Antonia Romeo, manages the whole-of-government project and reports to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Dominic Raab on behalf of the Prime Minister, said the spokesman.
An insider source told the Daily Telegraph that the Prime Minister still wants to maintain a relationship with China, but would like the deal with Huawei to be cut “ as soon as possible ” (stock image)
Johnson is preparing to travel to the United States for the G7 summit next month on his first trip since the coronavirus shutdown began.
He is expected to step up trade talks with Donald Trump after calling on the UK to become less dependent on China and the EU for goods.
President Trump previously criticized the UK’s decision to allow China to get involved in its 5G network.
He threatened to restrict Britain’s access to Five Eyes information – information shared between the United States, the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Canada – in reaction to the partnership.