China Accuses The UK of 'Dancing To America's Tune' After Banning Huawei From 5G Network

China today accused Downing Street of 'dancing to America's tune' after Huawei was banned from the UK's 5G network as Beijing also warned imposing sanctions on officials over human rights abuses would be met with a 'resolute response'. 

Liu Xiaoming, China's ambassador to the UK, said excluding the Chinese tech giant from the infrastructure represented a 'dark day' for Britain. 

He said Beijing is 'still evaluating the consequences' of the decision amid claims British firms operating in China have been told 'retaliation is coming' and they could be 'in the firing line'.