The UK is moving to drop Huawei as a vendor for the country’s 5G cellphone network in a major blow to Communist China over poor coronavirus transparency.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson, now recovering from COVID-19, gave the Chinese company a role in 5G infrastructure this year, squashing opposition last month by 24 votes in the 650-seat House of Commons.
But now, concern about the Chinese Communist Party’s inaccurate reporting on the coronavirus has lawmakers crafting plans for a retreat.
Background: Bains Says Canada ‘Won’t be Bullied’ on Huawei 5G
Canada is the last member of the so-called Five Eyes network of English-speaking nations that share intelligence to make a call on Huawei.