Mr Rous said many of the Council’s members felt the Government had not fully explained the reasons behind its U-turn on Huawei. “It is the sovereign right of any government to change policy but we want to understand, what is the evidence base for this?” he said. Dominic Raab, the Foreign Secretary, has blamed US sanctions.
A source in the business community in Beijing said there was concern among businesses about the potential impact on the UK-China relationship of “very negative” language coming out of Westminster. “British businesses as much as anybody want to have a robust conversation on the