American officials have argued that 5G networks are much more complex than existing systems, and that the many lines of constantly updating code make the systems almost impossible to protect entirely. specializing in trans-Atlantic policy, said that a decision by British officials that could be handled as a manageable risk would undercut the argument that the company posed in existential risk.
States were exaggerating the extent of the problem, ”said Mr. Chase, a former American diplomat to London. “I don't think they did that to the Chinese.”
In his speech in Brussels, Mr. Martin said cybersecurity risks were not confined to one company.
" As far as we know, those networks didn't have any Russian kit in them, anywhere, "he said.
Britain's efforts to avoid becoming entangled in the trade were between the United States and China. When it prepares to exit the European Union, Britain is seeking trade deals with both Washington and Beijing.
China is a small but growing trade partner with Britain. Businesses exported a record 22.3 billion pounds, about $ 28.8 billion, worth of goods to China in 2017, making it Britain's sixth-largest trading partner. The United States is the largest, accounting for £ 112.2 billion worth of exports in 2017, according to a report from Parliament this month.