Huawei is confident that the UK will resist “politically motivated” pressure from the US and “make the right decision” to allow the Chinese telecommunications giant to supply critical parts of its next generation 5G mobile internet infrastructure.
Victor Zhang, the company’s president of global government affairs, told Sky News that a negative ruling from the UK government would not affect Huawei’s investment or jobs in the country.
“Whatever happens on the political side will not impact Huawei’s decision in the UK,” Mr Zhang said, who is based in London but was speaking at Huawei’s Shenzhen campus.
“We will continue our investment in the UK because the UK has the advantage of talent and also the R&D environment.
“We had very good communications with the previous government. We believe we will have very good conversations with the new government.
“I believe that the UK government will make the right decision based on the facts and evidence.”
Sky News understands that Huawei has written to the government, but has not had any face-to-face meetings.
The US has warned its allies against using Huawei’s components in critical infrastructure, believing that the Chinese company poses a security threat.