Chinese telecoms giant Huawei is to fund a new £5 million ($6.1 million, 5.6-million-euro) technology hub at Imperial College London, British media reported. The institution did not confirm or deny the reports when contacted by AFP, and said an announcement about the project would be made on Tuesday.

“Imperial, like other UK universities, has received support from Huawei for high-quality and open research for several years, and we are continuing this work," a spokesman said.

“Such funding continues to be subject to the college's robust relationship review policies." The Mail on Sunday last weekend said some British lawmakers were opposed on security grounds to Huawei's involvement in developing Imperial's west London campus.

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