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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.

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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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