FILFOT: A surveillance camera is seen in front of the Huawei logo outside the factory campus in Dongguan, Guangdong Province, China, March 25, 201
LONDON (Reuters) – China on Sunday warned Britain not to discriminate against companies involved in developing the 5G network and to resist pressure from other countries on whether to work with Huawei Technologies.
Huawei, the world's largest telecom equipment machine, is under intense control after the United States told Allies not to use the company's technology for fear that it could be a means of Chinese espionage. Huawei has denied this.
Sources told Reuters Wednesday The UK's National Security Council (NSC) had decided to carry Huawei from all core areas of the country's 5G network and limit its access to non-core parts.
Writing in the Sunday Telegraph defended China's ambassador to Britain, Liu Xiaoming, Huawei as a good track record of security and said that Britain should "make decisions independently and in accordance with their national interests".
"The last thing the world needs is the introduction of any discriminatory measures against companies involved in 5G network development. The last thing China expects of a truly open and fair" global UK "is a room that is not level, "he wrote.
Liu said the security issues surrounding the development of 5G networks were understandable but could be managed.
"The risks should be taken seriously, but risks must not be allowed to evoke fear. They can be managed, provided countries and businesses work together," he said.
Reporting by Kylie MacLellan; Editing Dale Hudson