Chinas ambassador to London has said he can promise that Huawei would not pass confidential information back to authorities in Beijing.
Liu Xiaoming dismissed concerns that China could install so-called backdoors in the tech firms equipment, allowing the country to spy on the UK.
Asked if he could promise that Huawei would not pass information back to the Chinese government, Lui said: “I can promise that, 100 per cent.”
Huawei has found itself at the centre of a political dispute between China and the west amid concerns about its involvement in next-generation 5G networks.
While US President Donald Trump has added the company to a trade blacklist, the UK is yet to finalise its position on the issue.
Speaking on the BBCs Andrew Marr show, the ambassador insisted there were safeguards in place to prevent government interference, and he emphasised Huaweis status as a leader in 5G.
“I think if you reject Huawei you will miss enormous opportunities,” he said. “I think they are here for win-win cooperation; they are not here to spy [on] people.”
Huawei has always denied it could be used as a vehicle for Chinese espionage, and has argued the USs campaign against it is politically-motivated.