Hammond ‘aware of risks’ over trading with China but presses on

The chancellor says the UK’s open trading economy needs inward investmentBritain is aware of the risks facing sensitive areas of the economy from greater levels of Chinese investment, Philip Hammond has said, as London forges closer economic ties with …

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Mike Pompeo urges Tories to ask: ‘What would Thatcher do?’

US secretary of state again calls on UK to resist Huawei’s efforts to gain access to 5G networkThe US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has invoked Margaret Thatcher as he appealed to the Conservative right to take a firmer line with China, again urging…

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Alleged Huawei router ‘backdoor’ is standard networking tool, says firm

Media reports of a secret spying device in millions of domestic routers are ‘misleading’ says under-fire Chinese telcoVodafone discovered security failings in Huawei internet routers used by millions of people almost a decade ago.Europe’s biggest mobil…

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Huawei dilemma is a question of Britain’s post-Brexit future

The UK must weigh its ties to the US and Australia against the value of Chinese friendshipIt may sound like an argument about technology, but in reality it is a battle of geopolitics. Should Brexit Britain yield to pressure from the US and ban Chinese …

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Is Huawei a friend or foe in the battle for 5G dominance?

While the UK woos China’s telecoms giant, fears grow over the risks it poses to national securityIf, according to an ancient Chinese proverb, “a crisis is an opportunity riding the dangerous wind”, then Huawei is barrelling in on a storm force 12. Wher…

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Huawei’s problems deepen as western suspicions mount

Many question marks hang over the telecom but the Chinese tech monolith is far from finishedChinese telecom giant Huawei is at the centre of an increasingly tense standoff between China and the US.What began as a trade spat and grievances over corporat…

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