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Chinese Ambassador Warns Britain to Block Huawei: BBC

A Huawei company logo is seen at the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) Asia 2019 in Shanghai, China on June 11, 2019. REUTERS / Aly Song

LONDON (Reuters) ̵

1; China's Ambassador to London warned the British government that if Huawei is Blocked from Developing 5G Networks It Will Damage Chinese Trade and Investment Relations with the UK.

"It will send a very bad message not only to Huawei but also to Chinese companies," ambassador Liu Xiaoming told the BBC. He added that blocking Huawei would lead to "bad effects not only on trading but also on investment".

Britain's National Security Council, chaired by Prime Minister Theresa May, met to discuss Huawei in April and decided to block Huawei from all core parts of the 5G network, but to provide limited access to non-core parts.

A final decision by the British Ministers' Cabinet was due to have happened in recent weeks, but corn's commitment to go down as Prime Minister has stopped the process, sources said. She is expected to be gone by the end of July.

Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge. Editing by Andrew MacAskill

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