I want to commend this attitude. The loudmouths here always seem to operate on the principle that the Chinese government is full of incompetents who couldn't tie their own shoelaces, despite every evidence to the contrary. Nobodies "criticizing" Usain Bolt's running practice.
And you're also right that Huawei isn't the hill to die on. Even if the whole EU outright bans Huawei's 5G, so what? They're just condemning themselves to technological backwardness, which exactly where they need to be as far as I'm concerned. China sharing with others the crown jewels of its technology always left a foul taste in my mouth.
Oh, and lest we forget, Huawei owns the 5G patent portfolio. Huawei gets paid no matter what.
Unless Ericsson and Nokia find different ways to achieve that without infringing on Huawei's patents.