Liu Xiaoming, China's ambassador to the UK, wrote about his country's "good track record on security" in a Sunday Telegraph op-ed.
He suggested that Britain must resist pressure and decide "independently based on its national interests." The US has pressurednot to adopt Huawei's 5G equipment, saying the gear could be used to spy for China. Huawei .
The op-ed followsthat the Chinese telecom would be restricted to "noncore" parts of the next generation cellular infrastructure, which prompted the US Homeland Security Department and UK lawmakers to note that the company could still pose security risks.
Lui acknowledged security risks must be taken seriously, but can't "be allowed to incite fear" or hurt cooperation. He highlighted Huawei's £2 billion ($2.6 billion) and 7,500-job contribution to the British economy as evidence of what they can achieve.
Responding to the op-ed, a UK government spokesperson repeated its statement from last week, noting that it's conducting an "evidence-based review."
Huawei didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
First published at 5:11 a.m. PT.
Updated at 5:29 a.m. PT: Adds UK government response.