‘Choke-points’ have evolved considerable since the concept was first ‘developed’ by the ancient Greeks defending Thermopylae.

Here’s the ‘English’ version of the story.
150 years ago the British Empire occupied a string of strategic positions around the globe, mainly on shipping straits: Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Singapore, Capetown, Ceylon, the Falklands, Australia, Newfoundland, Jamaica, etc…

50 years ago it joined a partnership led by the USA to eavesdrop on the rest of the world.

Now this: “British government drops Huawei devices amid security concerns.”