According to a BBC report, UK government will announce new laws to stop the Chinese Communist Party from taking over UK companies due to national security concerns. Academic researches are also under scrutiny.
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CCP’s strategic acquisitions in UK via its proxies
The Chinese Communist Party has been taking over western companies strategically via its proxies like Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing, who went on a shopping spree in the UK after making lucrative profits in the Chinese real estate.
Some Chinese netizens criticized Li’s profit-taking in mainland China as not being patriotic enough. But his acquisitions in the UK paved the way for Huawei’s expansion.
“Three, a subsidiary of Hong Kong conglomerate Hutchison Holdings, signed a deal with Huawei in June to act as a key supplier for a £2bn project to build 5G networks in the UK. Hutchison is part of a sprawling international business empire controlled by Li Ka-Shing, Hong Kong’s richest man. BT signed a similar deal with Huawei in February.”
Here is a 2018 article about Li’s business tie with Huawei: