China says it is highly concerned about safety of its UK investments

SourceThe Guardian
SectorEconomy
CountryMiddle east

China has said it is highly concerned about the future openness and safety of Chinese investments in the UK after the Commons defence select committee said the presence of Huawei in UK 5G networks represented “a significant risk to individuals and government”.The committee also dismissed claims by Huawei that it was independent from the Chinese Communist party.A Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman, Hua Chunying, said in response to the report that some in the UK should think before they speak and that the legitimate interests of Chinese companies were being damaged.“The openness and fairness of the UK market, as well as the security of foreign investments there, is highly concerning,” she said, speaking at a daily news conference in Beijing on Friday.Huawei responded to the report by saying it lacked credibility. ...read more...