Pompeo and Raab
The UK and the US put on a show of unity against Huawei on Tuesday, as US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered stinging criticism of Beijing’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and urged like-minded nations to “push back” together against China’s threatening behaviour.
5G
After doing a massive U-turn and banning Huawei’s 5G equipment for deployment on nationwide networks, with a goal of completely eradicating the telecom operator from the country by 2027, the UK government is looking for substitutes, and has reportedly contacted Japan.
Huawei 5G London
British security officials have told UK telecom operators to ensure they have adequate stockpiles of Huawei equipment due to fears that new US sanctions will disrupt the Chinese firm's ability to maintain critical supplies.