The UK wants to join with Trump to form a new global alliance to end China’s grip on 5G


The UK government wants to form a new alliance with the United States and other major democracies, to share 5G and other technologies with one another and reduce their reliance on China.

Johnson is seeking to reduce China’s role in developing Britain’s infrastructure after striking a controversial agreement with Chinese telecomms firm Huawei to help develop its 5G earlier this year.

The agreement angered Members of Parliament in Johnson’s own Conservative party and also the Trump administration, with the President hanging up on Prime Minister Johnson in an “apoplectic” phone call.

The US has warned the UK that the current deal with Huawei would give China a back door into western intelligence sharing.