Even though this review is based on the technical considerations about the impact of U.S. sanctions, it could potentially offer the government a route to move away from its earlier decision and exclude the company or impose further limits - although that may involve economic costs at home and increased tension with Beijing. And on 4 April, a group of 15 Conservative MPs called for a rethink on relations with China in their own letter to the Prime Minister, written a day before he was admitted to hospital.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is planning to reduce Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei Technologies' involvement in Britain's 5G network in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, the Daily Telegraph newspaper reported.
In January, after a prolonged and hard debate, the government made a decision to allow Huawei to play a role in 5G but to limit its market share to 35% of the network and keep it out of the most sensitive parts.
Johnson's plans to limit the Chinese tech giant's influence in Britain's 5G network to zero by the year 2023 was reported by The Guardian and Telegraph on Saturday local time.
Downing Street declined to comment.
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"Huawei is part and parcel of the Chinese state".
Beijing denies all allegations from the United States that it wasn't transparent about the outbreak.
"Huawei in our 5G network is bad for data privacy, bad for our security, bad for human rights: glad the government may now be thinking, 'no way Huawei". "Officials have been instructed to come up with a plan to reduce Huawei's involvement as quickly as possible".
The British PM wanted to cap Huawei's share in the country's telecommunications infrastructure market at 35 per cent.
When Johnson-with the support of intelligence officials-allowed Huawei into their 5G networks in January, he maintained at the time that the security risks associated with using the company's equipment could be subdued. Yesterday, following Conservative MP Richard Drax 's questions to urge Johnson to copy France's review of defence supply chains because of concerns China is buying up companies at risk of going bust during the pandemic, Johnson told the Commons: "Drax is absolutely right to be concerned about investment, to be concerned about the buying up of United Kingdom technology by countries that. may have ulterior motives".