London — Britain's splintered government was rocked Friday by a burgeoning scandal over who leaked news that Prime Minister Theresa May has conditionally allowed China's Huawei to develop the UK 5G network. The bitterly disputed decision was reportedly made at a Tuesday meeting of Britain's National Security Council. A handful of ministers who are seen as likely candidates to replace May were said to have argued passionately against giving China the sensitive role. National Security Council discussions are only attended by senior ministers and security officials who first sign the Official Secrets Act that commits them to keep conversations private or risk prosecution. But The Daily Telegraph newspaper broke the news late Tuesday that May approved granting Huawei permission to build up "noncore" elements of Britain's next-generation telecommunications network. The US is adamantly opposed to Huawei's involvement because of the firm's obligation under Chinese law to help its home gove...

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