Huawei's 5G kit to be removed from UK July 15, 2020

from Business Matters· ·

The UK has become the latest country to ban Huawei technology from its 5G mobile phone networks. We assess the reasons behind the decision and ask whether they stack up; with contributions from the BBC's Michelle Fluery and Victor Gao, a guest professor at Soochow University law school and interpreter to the former Chinese President Deng Xiaoping. We talk microplastics with Andreas Stohl, Professor of Meterology at the University of Vienna, plus we hear from the BBC's Theo Leggett about a last minute £1.2bn rescue deal for Virgin Atlantic. Manuela Saragosa asks why black entrepreneurs face steep barriers to entry …



The UK has become the latest country to ban Huawei technology from its 5G mobile phone networks. We assess the reasons behind the decision and ask whether they stack up; with contributions from the BBC's Michelle Fluery and Victor Gao, a guest professor at Soochow University law school and interpreter to the former Chinese President Deng Xiaoping. We talk microplastics with Andreas Stohl, Professor of Meterology at the University of Vienna, plus we hear from the BBC's Theo Leggett about a last minute £1.2bn rescue deal for Virgin Atlantic. Manuela Saragosa asks why black entrepreneurs face steep barriers to entry when it comes to venture capital funding. And Billboard, which runs the music chart in the US, says it's changing how it compiles its list; we hear from Martin Talbot, chief executive of the Official Charts Company in the UK. And we're joined throughout the programme by Varshini Prakesh, co-founder and executive director of the Sunrise Movement in Boston, Massachusetts and in Taipei, Samson Ellis from Bloomberg news. (Picture: A Huawei logo on a smartphone. Picture credit: Getty Images.)