The British "Daily Mail" quoted an intelligence security source as saying on the 29th that the British intelligence security department had given the Prime Minister Johnson a "green light" to allow Huawei to participate in the construction of the local 5G network and provide "non-core" components.
It is reported that Johnson will hold a meeting of the National Security Council in the third week of January next year, at which time he will decide whether to allow Huawei to participate in the construction of 5G networks in the UK. It is said that preliminary discussions within the British government suggested that Huawei should be excluded from the core areas of 5G networks, but could provide non-core components such as high-speed mobile Internet antennas. Sources said that Britain is confident to strike a balance between national security and British economic interests.
As one of the United States' allies, the United Kingdom has been lobbying by the former not to allow Huawei equipment to participate in the construction of 5G networks in the country on the grounds of so-called "security threats". Public opinion believes that although Huawei is only allowed to participate in the "non-core" part, I am afraid it will still cause dissatisfaction in the United States. The White House even previously claimed that "this is a purely political decision." However, Huawei has repeatedly denied the so-called "security allegations" made by the US side.
On the 25th of this month, the "Wall Street Journal" of the United States published an "exclusive report" on the theme of "government support paving the way for Huawei's global rise", rendering Huawei's "government background." Although Huawei has issued a statement on the 26th in response to the Wall Street Journal's false report, the US Consumer News and Business Channel (CNBC) still invited Huawei's U.S. branch chief security officer Andy Purdy on the 27th. Interview, asking the latter to clarify the content of the report.
In an interview, Andy Purdy stated that the so-called "reports that Huawei has received huge government funding" are exaggerated facts, and he also denied Huawei's allegations of "theft" of intellectual property rights. Purdy's response is consistent with Huawei's previous response.
Andy Purdy interviewed by CNBC
However, the CNBC host interrupted Purdy's speech many times during the interview, ignored Purdy's answer to related questions, and even carried out a "presumption of guilt", claiming that "if it was refuted, it was too weak for Huawei." The CNBC host also said to Purdy, "From what I know, I don't agree (you say) anyway."
CNBC moderators' actions have caused some US netizens to be dissatisfied. A netizen commented and rebuked: "It's crazy and stupid! The person making the charge needs to give evidence, how simple it is. She (CNBC hostess) said aloud 'Technology plagiarism' while giving no Evidence, how can you say that you are an objective reporter? "Some netizens questioned whether CNN, the BBC and the Wall Street Journal have become the source of fake news in the world. I believe these media reports are really ridiculous. [Global Times special correspondent Sun Wei, Global Times special correspondent Wang Huicong]