The United Kingdom is planning to build a 5G network itself, rejecting the offer of Huawei—linked to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)—so the CCP did not hesitate to threaten reprisals.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke out in favor of the UK, reminding it of the value of the alliance that unites them.
“The United States stands with our allies and partners against the Chinese Communist Party’s coercive bullying tactics,” Pompeo said in a June 9 press release.
“The United States stands ready to assist our friends in the UK with any needs they have,” Pompeo said, offering concrete help for projects the CCP is threatening to block.
U.S. support would include “from building secure and reliable nuclear power plants to developing trusted 5G solutions that protect their citizens’ privacy,” Pompeo said.
This offer alludes to the fact that companies dependent on the CCP would stop building the nuclear power plants and the HS2 high-speed rail network that they had planned with the UK, if the UK did not buy the 5G network from Huawei, as warned by the CCP’s ambassador to the UK, Liu Xiaoming, according to The Times.
The CCP often acts aggressively against countries that do not follow its policies, which is serious when they have committed much of their infrastructure or taken out too many loans.
An example of the subjugation to the CCP that is implicit in negotiations can be seen in the recent actions of the UK bank HSBC.
The bank’s Asia-Pacific chief executive and acting Deputy Chair Peter Wong supported Beijing’s decision to destroy Hong Kong’s autonomy, in violation of the international treaty that the CCP had signed, yet still pressured the bank for advantages in London.
No less serious are the reprisals that the CCP applied against Australia because it demanded an independent investigation on the handling of the CCP Virus by the CCP, which has already caused more than 408,000 deaths and more than 7 million contaminated people worldwide.
The CCP immediately threatened to suspend $63 billion worth of iron ore imports and impose an 80 percent tariff on Australian barley, in addition to banning meat imports from four Australian slaughterhouses.
The United States had already warned its allies of the imminent national security danger of contracting the 5G communications network with Huawei, given the risks of espionage due to its links with the CCP.
As a result of the Chinese communist regime’s multiple conflicts with other countries and the serious human rights violations against its own citizens, a group of legislators from nine nations created an alliance to address the threat that the CCP poses to the world.
The Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC), will push for “tougher responses to the actions of the Chinese Communist Party.”