David Davis, the MP of Conservative Party, said: “I do think Huawei should be banned from our networks.”
British MP of Conservative Party, Iain Duncan Smith, questioned: “Doesn’t he think that he will now drive Huawei out of our future system progressively as quickly as he can?”
In mid-January this year, many British MP’s repeatedly called on the government to ban Huawei from participating in 5G networks. Now, the British government is planning to establish a “D10” club of 10 democratic countries to develop their own 5G networks.
Prime Minister of the UK, Boris Johnson, said: “We are certainly bringing forward measures to ensure that we protect our technological basis.”
Indian media outlet WION reported on May 26th: “The report indicated that Prime Minister of UK, Boris Johnson, has issued a clear order to his team: Britain must plan to end its dependence on Huawei.”
Johnson’s spokesperson has confirmed that the UK hopes to reduce its dependency on Huawei in its 5G networks.
The 5G club of 10 democratic partners selected by the UK include Australia, India, South Korea, in addition to traditional partners in the G7 such as the U.S., Canada, Japan, Germany, Italy, and France.
Johnson has ordered his officials to come up with plans to reduce Huawei’s involvement in the UK’s infrastructure, with an aim to exclude Huawei altogether by 2023.
WION reported on May 26: “Now, the table has turned. The momentum is against China and by association, against Huawei. The world wants to make China pay and the short way of punishing Beijing is by blocking Huawei. If the United Kingdom bans Huawei, chances are that other countries might follow.”
Actually, Johnson had originally decided to allow Huawei to participate in so-called non-sensitive parts of the UK’s 5G infrastructure. But with the severe outbreak of the CCP virus and the CCP’s recent push to pass its National Security Law in Hong Kong, the Johnson government has changed its attitude. It can be said that the government is more determined now to do what is necessary to eliminate all reliance on Huawei.