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Huawei crackdown

Huawei's 5G deal with Indonesia spearheads Southeast Asia push

Economically neutral region crucial to expansion after Western roadblock

Huawei phones are popular in Indonesia. (Photo by Koya Jibiki)

JAKARTA/GUANGZHOU -- Largely shunned in the West, Huawei Technologies has ramped up its activities in Southeast Asia where governments have maintained a neutral economic stance amid tensions between the U.S. and China.

The Chinese telecommunication equipment leader recently entered an agreement with Indonesia to develop talent in 5G technology and related fields. The company will assist in training 100,000 people to become proficient in digital technology, such as in the cloud and 5G sectors. Huawei will deploy its internal know-how in employee training, based on the memorandum of understanding.

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