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UK to purge Huawei from 5G by end of 2027

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By Paul Sandle and Guy Faulconbridge

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Just mimicking Trump .... Protectionism for US tech companies...Those in the UK get a slice of the pie. China should ban Apple from its shores.

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I believe this is the only right decision for UK, even though it will bring some pain. UK would be naive to think that China will not use every opportunity to destabilize their country and western world. The argument that Huawei is independent from CCP is ridiculous. In communist dictatorship everything is under the ruling party, that's simply how it works. Good luck UK.

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Unfortunately, this is one of the times that "A stopped clock is right twice a day". For all the wrong reasons, the Trump Administration is nonetheless making the right push: ban Huawei.

Huawei has already been caught twice with inserting backdoors into their hardware. Not that they're alone in this: the US, UK, and German intelligence agencies have long used secretly-known vulnerabilities in certain key internet devices sold by Cisco and Juniper to snoop.

But the Huawei situations is a completely different level - these devices containing such spy-enabled hardware will be extremely widespread, allowing for snooping by the Chinese on a VAST array of stuff. Huawei simply cannot be trusted at all in this matter. And that doesn't, of course, address the other fact that Huawei is dumping their product to obtain market share (and it almost certainly being subsidized by the Chinese government to do so). 

We don't need 5G at all - it's so small an "upgrade" as to be useless except to boost manufacturers' profits. Rollouts can be delayed until there are more reliable sources, and Huawei is NOT one of them.

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Why can the UK and USA send me back to the days of floppy discs? I’m a citizen of neither, but 5G is progress.

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Right decision.

The CCP, both covertly and overtly, controls many Chinese companies.

So if you have a Chinese company which is involved in the infrastructure fo another country, it is time to kick them out.

Next should be apps like WeChat, Tiktok etc.......

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Goodlucktoyou

Why can the UK and USA send me back to the days of floppy discs? I’m a citizen of neither, but 5G is progress.

You don't live in the USA or UK.

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The same should be done with Chinese SNS like Tik Tok! I would also be careful about alot of the cheap tech on Amazon that is from China. Most of the smart tech requires you to connect to apps or servers that run through China!

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Any Chinese company that says the CCP has no control or influence over it is lying. Mr. Xi would confirm it, if asked, because the CCP controls everything in China. Who can argue otherwise?

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I'm not sure if this is a recycled story from another 'media' outlet or not, but it's painting a rather misleading picture of the situation.

Huawei lobbied the government to defer the purge until the end of 2027, rather than immediately/asap, the government caved!

BT has already begun removing 4G Huawei gear years ago, and had no intention of using Huawei gear going forward. Yet, the story is portrayed as somehow deleterious to Huawei's interest. Huawei has some 7 years of spying and wrecking to the system left (what they asked for)...not a win for the people by any mean.

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I am not Trump supporter, however, I think it is good for the world to ban together against China is this area of tech.

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Despite warning from Beijing, Premier Johnson, under immense pressure from Washington, decides to side with the latter. The loss incurred in dismantling 5G network would cost UK an irrecoverable fortune that could drag UK's sluggish economy further down.

Could London not want to think again?..

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Thank god!! I was HORRIFIED when my country, the UK, decided to give Huawei a limited role in the UK's 5G network. Good to see BOJO come back to his senses!

The CCP, both covertly and overtly, controls many Chinese companies.

Of course!!

So if you have a Chinese company which is involved in the infrastructure fo another country, it is time to kick them out.

Couldn't agree more!

Next should be apps like WeChat, Tiktok etc.......

Hear Hear!

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China's ambassador to Britain Liu Xiaoming called the decision "disappointing and wrong".

It is difficult for a communist to discover that there are alternatives....

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Good. At least it won't be as easy for China to steal information.

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these devices containing such spy-enabled hardware will be extremely widespread, allowing for snooping by the Chinese on a VAST array of stuff.

But not according to the UK's GCHQ, who apparently reported there were no great security concerns with Huawei. Until very recently, we were led to believe the UK would continue to allow some Huawei equipment in the 5G network.

I don't believe that security is the reason for this decision. A political action against the CCP perhaps, or just obeying orders from our "partner" across the Atlantic. Understandable reasons maybe, but I think we should be told.

Meanwhile, most of the UK will continue to use Huawei equipment for its non-5G internet connections.

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We need to make serious adjustments in out relationship with China, especially Hong Kong and Uighur concentration camps.

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The funny thing is China is moaning about this saying it goes against the agreement they have with the U.K!!! The U.K should just reply that it's a domestic matter.

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