A British government spokesman said, "The security and resilience of the UK's telecoms networks are of paramount importance, and we have strict controls for how Huawei equipment is now deployed in the United Kingdom".
Huawei is willing to sign no-spy agreements with governments, including Britain, the Chinese telco company's chairman said on Tuesday (May 14), amid United States pressure on European countries to shun the firm over espionage concerns. Huawei, which has repeatedly denied the allegations, did not immediately comment.
"This is neither graceful nor fair", ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a news briefing in Beijing.
And the USA has been trying to coax other countries to avoid using Huawei's 5G equipment, with Australia, New Zealand and Japan following suit. In December, Huawei CFO Wanzhou Meng was arrested in Canada on suspicion of violating USA sanctions concerning Iran.
Canadian authorities last December arrested Huawei's Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou at the request of the USA, which seeks her extradition over allegations of violating Iran sanctions. Huawei is the biggest global maker of switching equipment for phone and internet companies, but it has also spent a decade fighting accusations that it facilitates Chinese spying.
Ren Zhengfei, the company's founder and Meng's father, has denied espionage allegations and a link to China's government.
The administration official said the Commerce Department was expected to take as long as six months to fashion an approach to the order, so there might not be an immediate effect.
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The order paves the way for a ban on doing business with China's Huawei, though it did not name specific countries or companies.
The administration has been urging allies to analyze risk before buying gear, Robert Strayer, deputy assistant secretary for cyber policy at the State Department, told the Senate Judiciary Committee at a hearing on Tuesday.
In February, Trump suggested that he would not sign the executive order by tweeting that he wanted the United States to win the 5G ultra-high speed mobile telecommunications race by competition and "not by blocking out now more advanced technologies", in a reference that was widely interpreted as referring to Huawei. Furthermore, concerns about Chinese law requiring Huawei to cooperate with China's intelligence agencies were simply hype.
The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously to deny China Mobile Limited's bid to provide telecommunications services within the U.S. last week.
Huawei Chairman Liang Hua (梁華) said the company had never meant to spy on western consumers.
-With assistance from Todd Shields and Dandan Li.