Fourth, Huawei does not pose any threat to the UK. On the contrary, it has made relentless efforts in providing global solutions to maintaining cybersecurity. It has taken the initiative in establishing the Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre in the UK and engaged in active cooperation with British institutions to improve the relevant technology.
Indeed, a senior executive in the British telecommunications industry recently spoke highly of the security of the 5G technology of Huawei from a professional perspective. The Chinese government has never supported cyber theft by any company, nor is anyone authorized by law or regulation to force enterprises to install backdoors.
Huawei itself has a sound record in cybersecurity. In the past 30 years, there has never been any evidence showing that Huawei has ever done anything to undermine the national security of any country.
The fact is that Huawei acts strictly in line with the laws and regulations of the UK and delivers what customers want. How to respond to the hyped allegation against Huawei is not an economic question but a political one. It is a question of "to be, or not to be."
To answer the question, I believe the UK has to decide whether it wants to see China's development as an opportunity or a threat. To make the right choice, the UK needs to pursue an independent policy based on its national interests, instead of drifting along with others.
Staying open and inclusive is the key to maintaining UK's global influence. Clinging to an outdated Cold War mentality and taking "national security" as an excuse for discrimination against foreign companies will not only bring harm to others but also backfire.
Globalization is an irreversible trend. China has resolved to embrace the world and engage in open cooperation. I expect the UK to carry on with its historic spirit of openness and make the wise choice that serves its interests, joining hands with China to deliver more benefits to the peoples of both countries.