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China accused of driving 5G security wedge between the UK and US

2nd June 2020 - 17:30 GMT | by Tim Martin in London

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A US senator has weighed into the debate surrounding the UK reassessing whether to allow China’s Huawei telecommunications agency a role within its 5G cyber security network.

Speaking before a UK Defence Committee hearing on 2 June, Senator Tom Cotton (a Republican) insisted that the issue has led US officials to conclude its airmen could be put at greater risk on UK territory compared to being stationed in Australia – an ally which has blacklisted Huawei from 5G domestic developments.

‘It would be a mistake for any British lawmaker to misinterpret this potential realignment of US forces as a bluff

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