On Monday, a spokesman for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the first step in making any decision on China was to complete an assessment of the impact of U.S. government sanctions against China, according tomedia reports.
Let nCSC complete its work on the impact of U.S. sanctions, which is ongoing. “
Earlier, the Times reported that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was considering options to boost investment in the country’s telecommunications companies to help them become more competitive in the 5G market. The paper says the option is part of a larger uk plan to reduce the UK’s reliance on China’s 5G technology.
The Times also said the White House was leading an active lobbying campaign against the UK to persuade it to reconsider its decision to use Huawei’s 5G technology.
Also on Monday, the Financial Times reported that the UK was assessing the possible impact of US sanctions against Huawei. The paper’s analysis suggests that the UK’s reassessment could pave the way for the government to reverse its previous decision.
The Financial Times reported that the emergency assessment, which is led by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), a British intelligence agency, was the subject of a new export restrictions on China announced by the US last month.
On January 28th Mr Johnson announced that THE COMPANY would continue to use Huawei’s 5G technology and that Huawei could participate in the construction of non-sensitive parts of the UK’s network, but that its market share would be limited to 35 per cent.