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HK, Huawei could 'deep freeze' UK-China ties

London is facing a difficult balancing act as it seeks to reconcile its post-Brexit economic needs with its growing political concerns over China.

Even before Brexit, Conservative ministers have generally perceived in the last decade that enhancing ties with Beijing is strongly in the UK's national interest - a view Boris Johnson was previously supportive of.

BORIS Johnson's government has begun a new review into the impact of allowing Huawei telecommunications equipment in UK 5G networks. While bilateral ties are chilly already, they now threaten to enter a "deep freeze" in the midst of a potential major British U-turn on this issue and the strains...

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