Ministers face Huawei defeat in House of Lords over 5G - News Summed Up

Ministers face Huawei defeat in House of Lords over 5G


Ministers are braced for a major defeat in the House of Lords tomorrow over plans to allow Huawei to help build Britain's superfast 5G phone network. The Government has launched a major lobbying effort to talk around 20 Conservative rebels out of backing a move that would outlaw the Chinese tech giant due to its links to major human rights abuses. But tomorrow a group of peers will seek to amend legislation to block the deal on human rights grounds, rather than over security fears. A group of peers will seek to amend legislation to block the Huawei deal in the House of Lords (pictured) on human rights groundsThe senior peers will point to Huawei's complicity in the suffering of Uighur Muslims in China's Xinjiang province. They added: 'This isn't a fight we want to have now,'The UK has come under heavy pressure from the United States to ditch Huawei over security fears.


Source: Daily Mail June 28, 2020 00:08 UTC



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