China Refers to U.K.’s 5G Ban as ‘Groundless’

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China Refers to U.K.’s 5G Ban as ‘Groundless’
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Earlier this week, the government of U.K. banned the 5G equipment by Huawei (A Chinese Telecom Giant). 

Soon to this, the Chinese government came forward and said it is “strongly opposed” to the Ban and referred to it as a “groundless” ban. 

To this, Hua Chunying, Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman said that Beijing would “take measures to safeguard” the “legitimate interests” of Chinese entities. 

Mike Pompeo, Secretary of the United States stated that the U.S. would restrict the travel access of Huawei’s employees. 

While in a news conference, Pompeo said- “The State Department will impose visa restrictions on certain employees of Chinese technology companies like Huawei that provide material support to regimes engaging in human rights violations and abuses globally,” Source: BBC. 

Earlier, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, took personal credit for the U.K.’s decision on banning 5G equipment by Huawei. 

Donald said- “We convinced many countries, many countries – and I did this myself for the most part – not to use Huawei because we think it’s an unsafe security risk,” Source: BBC. 

Soon after the U.K. announced its decision to eliminate Huawei’s 5G equipment, Liu Xiaoming, the Chinese Ambassador, said that the decision is “not only disappointing, it’s disheartening”. Source: BBC. 

Further, he added- “The way you treat Huawei will be followed very closely by other Chinese businesses,” Source: BBC. 

Ms Hua, a Chinese Diplomat, said- “The U.K. side has used groundless risks as an excuse to co-operate with the United States… violating the relevant commitments made by the U.K. Any decisions and actions must come at a cost,” Source: BBC. 

The U.K. government banned the 5G equipment by Huawei after referring to it as a decision taken for the sake of national data security. 

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Source:
BBC