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Merkel Allies Resist Full Huawei Ban, Sidelining Hawks (1)

Feb. 11, 2020, 5:04 PM

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s lawmakers moved to sideline hawks seeking to exclude Huawei Technologies Co. from next-generation wireless networks with a motion that stops short of a full ban of the Chinese equipment maker.

Legislators in Merkel’s Christian Democratic-led bloc on Tuesday backed a text with softer language than hardliners looking to ban Huawei outright from 5G networks had wanted.

Merkel has warned against a blanket veto, saying Europe’s biggest economy can’t afford to shut out the Chinese and defying calls from U.S. officials for Huawei to be excluded. Tuesday’s vote marks a victory over some hardliners in her...

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