China's ambassador to the UK has warned Britain's government that barring the use ofequipment from the country's could hurt trade relations and investment. It's yet another twist in the international relations saga as the US to avoid dealing with the telecommunications equipment maker.
"It will send a very bad message not only to Huawei but also to Chinese businesses," Lui told the BBC, noting that it could lead to "bad effects not only on trade but also on investment."
The ambassador echoed several of the talking points fromin which he urged Britain not to let fear get in the way of "win-win cooperation" with China. The its European allies to adopt Huawei's 5G equipment, saying the gear could be used to spy for China. the allegations.
Huawei didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
First published at 6:11 a.m. PT.
Updated at 6:37 a.m. PT: Adds more details.