FILE PHOTO: People walk past a sign board of Huawei at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) Asia 2018 in Shanghai, China June 14, 2018. (Photo: Reuters)
The British parliament's defence committee said on Thursday that it had found clear evidence that telecoms giant Huawei had colluded with the Chinese state and said Britain may need to remove all Huawei equipment earlier than planned.
"The West must urgently unite to advance a counterweight to China’s tech dominance," the Defence Committee said, adding that developments could prompt Britain to remove Huawei from 5G networks as early as 2025.
Washington and its allies say Huawei technology could be used to spy for China. Huawei has repeatedly denied this.