Latest Issue

Should the UK ban Huawei?

Or would that delay the rollout of 5G without fixing the security risk?

By Isabel Hilton  

Huawei's building in Reading. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire/PA Images

As 75-year-old Ren Zhengfei, the founder of the Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, prepared for the annual Davos rituals, his daughter Meng Wanzhou, her ankle tagged, was heading for court in Toronto. The hearings are expected to be lengthy and will determine whether she will be extradited to the United States to face charges of breaking US sanctions against Iran.

Since Meng’s arrest just over a year ago, the US government has banned American firms from doing business with Huawei, and…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to

More From Prospect