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Merkel Takes a Stand Against U.S. Pressure to Bar Huawei From 5G


Global Solutions Summit 2019: Angela Merkel will not exclude Huawei from 5G in Germany.

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(...) Chancellor Angela Merkel signaled she’s loath to cave in to U.S. pressure to bar Huawei Technologies Co., saying she won’t single out individual vendors as Germany toughens its security requirements for mobile networks.

“There are two things I don’t believe in,” Merkel said in an onstage discussion Tuesday at the Global Solutions summit in Berlin with John Micklethwait, editor-in-chief of Bloomberg News. “First, to discuss these very sensitive security questions publicly, and second, to exclude a company simply because it’s from a certain country.’’

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