Beijing, January 17 (China News Network) In response to the British "blocking" of Huawei, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said in Beijing on the 17th that some people and forces in the Uk side tend to attach to a certain country out of political self-interest, generalize the concept of national security, suppress specific Chinese enterprises, but let their own people bear the bitter fruit of not being able to get 5G high-tech, which is completely harmful to others and unfavorable to themselves.
A reporter asked, recently Singapore's former diplomat Mahbubani Maisho said that a British corporate executive said that the British side installed intelligence personnel inside Huawei to conduct a "comprehensive inspection" to confirm that Huawei did not have any threat, but a few months later, the United Kingdom was forced to "surrender" under pressure from the United States. As of now, British officials have not commented on this. What is China's comment?
"I've also noticed reports. Like everyone else, I would like to hear what the British side has to say about this. Zhao Lijian said.
Zhao Lijian said that he also noted that the British media recently commented that the British decision to "block" Huawei will lead to a significant delay in the UK's 5G construction goals. Oliver Dowden, then Britain's secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sports, said banning Huawei equipment would delay the UK's 5G construction by 2 to 3 years. According to a survey by the Oxford Research Institute in the United Kingdom, restricting the entry of key equipment suppliers such as Huawei into the UK 5G infrastructure market will lead to a 9% to 29% increase in the cost of relevant network deployment in the UK over the next decade.
Zhao Lijian stressed that some people and forces on the British side tend to attach themselves to a certain country out of political self-interest, generalize the concept of national security, and suppress specific Chinese enterprises, but let their own people bear the bitter fruit of not being able to do 5G high-tech, which is completely harmful to others and unfavorable to themselves. (End)