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Merkel’s conservatives set to stop short of Huawei 5G ban in Germany – Source Reuters Tech News

BERLIN (Reuters) – Lawmakers from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative party are set on Tuesday to back a strategy paper that stops short of banning China’s Huawei from taking part in the rollout of Germany’s 5G network.

FILE PHOTO: The EU flag and a smartphone with the Huawei and 5G network logo are seen on a PC motherboard in this illustration taken January 29, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

The move would rebuff U.S. President Donald Trump’s calls on Washington’s allies to bar the Chinese telecoms giant from next-generation networks after Britain stopped short of an outright ban and the European Union backed a rules-based approach.

Leading Christian Democrat lawmakers signed off on the four-page paper on Monday evening after weeks of wrangling with hardliners who sympathize with U.S. warnings that Huawei’s gear is not safe and it is beholden to Beijing. Huawei denies this.

The paper seeks instead to establish fundamental principles undperpinning a…

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